Stephen King's magnum opus The Stand will be seeing more additions in it's cast as the producers plan to rope in Aquaman's Amber Heard and Westworld's James Marsden. Acquired by CBS All Access, The Stand will have writers Josh Boone of The Fault in Our Stars and Ben Cavell of SEAL Team. The Stand is going to be a series and the pre-production of the same is all set to commence soon. Pet Sematary: All the References to Stephen King’s It, Cujo and The Shining That You Can Spot in the Film (SPOILER ALERT)
Presently, the cast of The Stand has not been confirmed by the studio. However, as per Collider, the actors who are being eyed for the ensemble cast include James Marsden of Westworld, Aquaman's Amber Heard, Odessa Young, Whoopi Goldberg, Greg Kinnear, Henry Zaga and more. From the looks of it, if the plan with the cast does pan out perfectly, it might be a good deal after all. Johnny Depp Wanted Warner Bros to Fire Ex-Wife, Amber Heard from Aquaman?
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Speaking about venturing into a new platform, author Stephen King quoted, “I’m excited and so very pleased that The Stand is going to have a new life on this exciting new platform. The people involved are men and women who know exactly what they’re doing; the scripts are dynamite. The result bids to be something memorable and thrilling. I believe it will take viewers away to a world they hope will never happen.”
For quite a long time, Boone has been working towards developing The Stand. He was only 12 years when he first read Stephen King and since then, he has been obsessed with the work. It would be intriguing to see what the filmmaker has in store for us and whether the deal to rope in the said actors works in their favour.