Matthew McConaughey to Take ‘The Stand’

by: Marcus Rivera

It was reported back in late August that Matthew McConaughey was being “heavily considered” for the villainous role of Randall Flagg in Warner Bros. planned adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. Following that, director Josh Boone denied that anything was official, actually stating that he’d always envisioned McConaughey in the role of main protagonist Stu Redman, and Christian Bale as Flagg.

Well now The Guardian has confirmed that initial report. According to their report, the Oscar winning actor will indeed haunt some cornfields in the movie as Randall Flagg. Recently we found out that WB were actually planning to adapt King’s 1200 page novel into four feature films, which makes a lot more sense than the one 3-hour movie they were originally aiming for.

CBS Films will co-produce and co-present The Stand, with Roy Lee and Jimmy Miller producing. So far, the only other actor to be cast is The Fault In Our Stars‘ Nat Wolff, who will play a character created specially for the movie.

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