Ben Affleck Exits THE STAND; Scott Cooper Takes Over
Obviously Affleck stepping into the cape and cowl means his planned directorial projects will have to be sacrificed -- and one of those casualties of The Bat is the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper will replace him..
Those hoping to see Ben Affleck's considerable directorial skills put to use on Warner Bros. planned adaptation of The Stand are in for some disappointment, as his commitment to playing Batman in Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel sequel means he's had to drop out of the project. But, according to THR WB have found a replacement in Scott Porter, who directed Jeff Bridges to an Oscar in the brilliant Crazy Heart and who's next movie, Out of the Furnace, stars former Batman Christian Bale, brother of new Batman Casey Affleck and Guardians Of The Galaxy's Zoe Saldana. Quite a cast, so it'll be very interesting to see who he lines up to play Randall Flagg, Nick Andros, Stue Redman and the rest of the characters from The Stand.
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