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Actress Claudia Kim joins cast of 'The Dark Tower'

All Headlines 16:06 July 15, 2016

SEOUL, July 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korean actress Claudia Kim, better known as Soo-hyun in Korea, has been cast as the female lead of "The Dark Tower," an action film under production in Hollywood, her talent agency said Friday.

The film adaptation of Stephen King's namesake novel depicts the journey of a gunman named Roland Deschain to save his decaying world by reaching a tower that stands at the nexus point in time and space.

Kim, 31, will play a character named Arra Champignon while Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey will take the roles of Roland Deschain and The Man In Black, respectively, according to Eco Global Group.

The actress made her Hollywood debut in Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015), playing Dr. Helen Cho, a world-renowned geneticist mind-controlled by Ultron to build Vision.

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, "The Dark Tower" is set to hit North American theaters on Feb. 17, 2017.

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