Director Ron Howard said the actor, 'has shown a great deal of interest' although he is not confirmed to play Roland Deschain yet.
Universal and Imagine Entertainment team to develop the pitch from Max Landis.
Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah and director Ron Howard discuss the new comedy.
The actress may take the female lead in Ron Howard's upcoming opus, but she doesn't appear until the second book.
The actor is said to be in the front running for Ron Howard's mammoth Stephen King adaptation.
The director discusses his approach in bringing this Stephen King novel series to life.
The director wants Jodie Foster to star in this adaptation of Jill Bolte Taylor's book.
The Stephen King novels will be produced by Universal Pictures, with Akiva Goldsman set to write the first movie and a TV series based on the franchise.
The film will be based on the graphic novel from Nick Percival.
The producers to create a show that challenges contestants to escape from big-screen-inspired situations.
The director takes over for Ron Howard in bringing Claire Messud's novel to the big screen.