The Dark Tower has already begun filming, so now seems as good a time as any to continue casting it. Today that casting comes in the form of Jackie Earle Haley, who, according to Deadline, will play Sayre.
For those who don’t know, Sayre is a vampire. In this universe vampires are just one of a number of monsters called the Can-toi. They’re nasty creatures. They also don’t get introduced into relatively late in the series.
So why do we have Jackie Earle Haley playing one here? Because this Dark Tower movie is playing fast and loose with Stephen King’s novel. In the first book Roland travels through a town called Tull which is filled with folks who have been poisoned against him by his nemesis, the Man in Black. It sounds like Tull in the movie version will be populated by Can-toi instead of humans. I suppose one of them will be played by Jackie Early Haley.
Sayre shows up for important events later in the series, but who knows if they even plan to cover that stuff? This whole thing is a dream come true on one hand, but also stands a strong chance to be a massive disappointment to those who have always wanted to see an adaptation of this story. Unless you can’t tell, I’m not very optimistic about things.