Previously adapted by Mick Garris as a miniseries in 1994, the upcoming remake of Stephen King’s The Stand has found a home at CBS All Access. Now, the question that is on everyone’s mind is, “Who will be cast?” and there are a few whispers as to who might be. According to a Collider exclusive, there are several people potentially being eyed for roles in this sprawling epic.
Based on the epic saga by Stephen King, The Stand is a tale about the end of all things. Captain Trips, a virus engineered by the government, has made its way out of a government lab and started to kill off the population…all except for a select few who are immune to the virus. Those who end up immune are either drawn to Randall Flagg, who makes his base of operations in Las Vegas, or to Mother Abigail, a self-proclaimed prophet of God who lived in Hemingford Home, Nebraska before making the trek with her followers up to what is called the Free Zone, in Colorado. By the end, both sides end up in a battle to see who will rule over this new post-apocalyptic world.
As to who might play some of the titular characters, James Marsden (Westworld) is in talks to play Stu Redman, a man who once hailed from Texas and one of the first men to be immune to Captain Trips. Amber Heard (Aquaman) is eyed to play Nadine Cross, the woman who is a virgin and believes it is her destiny to save herself for Randall Flagg. Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost) is in talks to play Mother Abigail, while Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine) is in talks to play Glen Bateman, a professor who ends up meeting Stu and joining him on his journey to the Free Zone. Odessa Young (Assassination Nation), a Hollywood upcomer, is in talks to play Frannie Goldsmith, a young lady from Maine who is pregnant and travels with a fellow community member named Harold Lauder. Henry Zaga (The New Mutants) is in talks to play Nick Andros, a deaf-mute wanderer who ends up traveling with Tom Cullen.
Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), is writing and directing the film, sharing writing credits with Ben Cavell (SEAL Team). CBS has not confirmed casting nor a release date at this time, though it is slated for 2020. What do you think of the potential casting for The Stand? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter, Reddit, and over at the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!