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In August, there were rumblings that Matthew McConaughey was being considered to play Randall Flagg in Josh Boone’s adaptation of The Stand. Now, this outlet is saying that is closer to becoming a reality.
Boone previously helmed The Fault in Our Stars and, recently, the director was quoted as saying Warner Bros. is now looking to get four films based on The Stand. If they wound up landing McConaughey, I can now see why they’d like to get as many films as possible.
Having won an Oscar earlier this year for his very first nomination (for Dallas Buyers Club) and with a possible Emmy coming his way next Monday (for HBO’s “True Detective”)–not to mention his starring role in Christopher Nolan’s anticipated outer space epic Interstellar–actor Matthew McConaughey is clearly going to be in bigger demand than ever, and Deadline has word on two of his potential upcoming projects.
Nothing is official yet but according to them, Warner Bros. wants McConaughey to play the role of the demonic figure Randall Flagg in the feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand, which will be directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in our Stars).
Is Josh Boone really going to be the one to carry The Stand feature film across the finish line? After a few false starts and other directors on board, it certainly sounds like it based on the way he’s been talking about it in the press. Last month, he was talking about how he was writing a part with actor Nat Wolff in mind. Now, he’s providing more updates while on the press tour for his film The Fault In Our Stars.
He recently told Vulture…
?Josh Boone, the latest director attached to a big screen adaptation of The Stand, tells The Hollywood Reporter that he’s writing a part into the film for actor Nat Wolff, which makes this the first bit of casting news regarding the Warner Bros./CBS Films production.
Boone and Wolff just worked together on The Fault in Our Stars which hits theaters in June.
Brought aboard the project earlier this year, director Scott Cooper has now left Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.
The Wrap reports that he and the studio met with creative differences over how to properly adapt the material.
Cooper, the Crazy Heart helmer whose latest, Out of the Furnace, hits theaters December 6, boarded the project to both direct and rewrite following the departure of the formerly attached Ben Affleck.
Previously adapted as a television miniseries in 1994, “The Stand” tells the story of a full-scale apocalypse, driven by the accidental release of a biological weapon and the ensuing struggle of good versus evil carried out by the world’s final survivors.