‘Mad Max’ Actress Abbey Lee to Join Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey in ‘The Dark Tower’

She’s in negotiations for the female lead in Sony and MRC’s ambitious Stephen King adaptation

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NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 18: Abbey Lee Kershaw attends the Calvin Klein Collection Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on Feb. 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

“Mad Max: Fury Road” actress Abbey Lee is in negotiations to play the female lead opposite Idris Elba‘s Roland Deschain in “The Dark Tower,” an individual familiar with the Sony/MRC project has told TheWrap.

Nikolaj Arcel is directing the Stephen King adaptation, which is expected to launch a franchise at Sony, as well as a TV series at MRC.

Imagine’s Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing along with Weed Road’s Akiva Goldsman and King. Jeff Pinkner, who co-wrote the script with Goldsman, will serve as an executive producer.

The next piece of the “Dark Tower” casting puzzle will be the young male lead of Jake Chambers. Actors in the mix are expected to test with Elba, as their characters must share a certain chemistry.

Lee next stars in Alex Proyas‘ “Gods of Egypt” and Nicolas Winding Refn‘s “Neon Demon.” She’s represented by UTA and Management 360.