THE STAND: Amber Heard, James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg & More Eyed For CBS Stephen King Adaptation

THE STAND: Amber Heard, James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg & More Eyed For CBS Stephen King Adaptation

A new adaptation of Stephen King's masterful post-apocalyptic horror novel recently found a new lease of life on CBS All Access, & now it looks like most of the main cast has been assembled. Check it out.

We recently found out that a miniseries based on Stephen King's The Stand had been picked up for a 10-episode order at CBS All Access, and now Collider is reporting that the main cast is all-but set.

James Marsden (X-Men, Westworld) is said to be "in advanced negotiations" for the lead role of Stu Redman, who emerges as a leader of The Free Zone community. Aquaman star Amber Heard, meanwhile, is in talks to play Nadine Cross, a teacher who finds herself corrupted by the demonic Randall Flagg.

Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost), Greg Kinnear (As Good as it Gets), Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) and Henry Zaga (The New Mutants) are also in negotiations to play Mother Abigail, Glen Bateman, Frannie Goldsmith and Nick Andros, respectively.

New Mutants director Josh Boone, who was the driving force behind all previous attempts to adapt the book, will direct, write, and produce the upcoming series. Here's what he had to say about the show when it was first announced:

“I read The Stand under my bed when I was 12, and my Baptist parents burned it in our fireplace upon discovery. Incensed, I stole my Dad’s FedEx account number and mailed King a letter professing my love for his work. Several weeks later, I came home to find a box had arrived from Maine, and inside were several books, each inscribed with a beautiful note from god himself, who encouraged me in my writing and thanked me for being a fan. My parents, genuinely moved by King’s kindness and generosity, lifted the ban on his books that very day.

I wrote King a cameo as himself in my first film and have been working to bring The Stand to the screen for five years. I’ve found incredible partners in CBS All Access and Ben Cavell. Together with Stephen King, Owen King, my longtime producing partners Knate Lee and Jill Killington, we plan to bring you the ultimate version of King’s masterwork.”

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