With a movie version of "The Stand" in the works, I thought I'd give my ideas for the cast.(Note: I'm basing these choices on both the book and the miniseries.)
Nick Stahl was born in Harlingen, Texas on December 5, 1979, to Donna Lynn, a brokerage assistant, and William Kent Stahl, a businessman. After his mother took him to see a children's play at the age of four, Nick confidently declared that acting would be his future. Commercials and community plays followed...
“ ...as Stu Redman. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Madeline Zima began her acting career at the age of seven and has developed into a seasoned and diverse actress. Equally skilled at comedy and drama, she has worked continuously for several decades, in critically-acclaimed projects. She was born in New Haven, Connecticut, to parents Dennis and Marie...
“ ...as Frannie Goldsmith. ” - randypanthegoatboy
CCH Pounder (the CCH standing for Carol Christine Hilaria, her birth name). As can be said of other similarly styled actresses such as Alfre Woodard
and Cicely Tyson
, most of Pounder's characters are enriched with these same positive attributes and it is a testament to this actress' abilities that she continues on such a high plane in a nearly three-decade career...
“ ...as Mother Abigail. ” - randypanthegoatboy
American actor and producer Matthew David McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is of Scottish...
“ ...as Randall Flagg. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Ben Foster was born October 29, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Gillian Kirwan and Steven Foster, restaurant owners. His younger brother is actor Jon Foster
. His paternal grandparents were from Russian Jewish families that immigrated to Massachusetts (his grandfather became a prominent judge in Boston), while his mother's family is from Maryland...
“ ...as Lloyd Henried. ” - randypanthegoatboy
“ ...as Harold Lauder. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Best known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star "Tim Riggins" on NBC's acclaimed television series, Friday Night Lights
, actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens. Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, British Columbia...
“ ...as Larry Underwood. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Anton Yelchin was an American actor, known for playing Bobby in Hearts in Atlantis
, Chekov in the Star Trek
reboot, Charlie Brewster in the Fright Night
remake, and Jacob in Like Crazy
. He was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, USSR, to a Jewish family. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchin...
“ ...as Nick Andros. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys in Dallas...
“ ...as Glen Bateman. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Ethan Suplee has established himself over the past decade as an actor of considerable talent and accomplishment. His diverse and eclectic resume ranges from hilarious roles in such comedies as Mallrats
and Without a Paddle
to hauntingly dramatic performances in intense features such as American History X
“ ...as Tom Cullen. ” - randypanthegoatboy
“ ...as Nadine Cross. I think just hearing her utter the line "We...are...dead...and...this...is...Hell!" would be worth the price of admission. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. Glover was born in San Francisco, California, to Carrie (Hunley) and James Glover, postal workers who were also active in civil rights. Glover trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater...
“ ...as Judge Farris. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon. Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His first acting role was in "Winterset" at the Illinois Theatre Center...
“ ...as Trashcan Man. ” - randypanthegoatboy
John C. Reilly
Character actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played an eclectic host of rich characters to great effect over the years, from seedy ne'er-do-wells, to lovable, good-natured schlepps. The fifth of six children...
“ ...as Ralph Brentner. ” - randypanthegoatboy
“ ...as Lucy Swann. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Monica Keena was born in New Jersey on May 28, 1979, to Bill and Mary Keena and was little sister to Samantha, the Keenas' first daughter. Growing up, Monica shone in all things arts. Dance, singing, acting, and drawing. At 13, Keena enrolled in the prestigious LaGuardia school for acting and made it...
“ ...as Dayna Jurgens. ” - randypanthegoatboy
American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland. His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer James Rouse...
“ ...as Brad Kitchner. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Kevin Spacey Fowler better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the...
“ ...as General Starkey. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Channing Tatum was born in a small town, Cullman, Alabama, 50 miles north of Birmingham. He is the son of Kay (Faust), an airline worker, and Glenn Matthew Tatum, who worked in construction. Growing up, he was full of energy and somewhat troublesome, so his parents decided to enroll him in different sports such as track and field...
“ ...as Charlie Campion. He definitely seems to have enough of a sense of humor that he'd be willing to play the idiot who ends up dooming most of the world to a virulent death. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Bryce Dallas Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard was born on March 2, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. She was conceived in Dallas, Texas (the reason for her middle name). Her father, Ron Howard
, is a former actor turned Oscar-winning director. Her mother is actress and writer Cheryl Howard
(née Alley). Her famous relatives include her uncle...
“ ...as Susan Stern. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Will Patton was born in Charleston, South Carolina. His father, Bill Patton, is a playwright, acting/directing instructor, and Lutheran minister. Patton attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. He has won two OBIE awards for best actor for the off-Broadway plays, Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love" and the Public Theatre production of "What Did He See?".
“ ...as Peter Goldsmith. ” - randypanthegoatboy
A slight comic actor chiefly known for his boyish charm, Matthew Broderick was born on March 21, 1962 in New York City, to Patricia Broderick
(née Biow), a playwright and painter, and James Broderick
, an actor. His father had Irish and English ancestry, and his mother was from a Jewish family (from Germany and Poland)...
“ ...as Dr. Herbert Denninger. Something about the way he talks... ” - randypanthegoatboy
Brendan James Fraser was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Canadian parents Carol Mary (Genereux), a sales counselor, and Peter Fraser, a journalist and travel executive. He is of Irish, Scottish, German, Czech, and French-Canadian ancestry. As his parents frequently moved, Brendan can claim affinity with Ottawa...
“ ...as Dr. Dietz. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Alice Maud Krige was born on June 28, 1954 in Upington, South Africa where her father, Dr. Louis Krige, worked as a young physician. The Kriges later moved to Port Elizabeth where Alice grew up in what she describes as a "very happy family", a family that also included two brothers (both of whom became physicians) and her mother...
“ ...as Alice Underwood. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson
(born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and Canadian-born professional wrestler Rocky Johnson
(born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia
“ ...as "Monster Shouter". "He's coming after you, Larry!" ” - randypanthegoatboy
Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who was a mail carrier and singer. His parents were both originally from Mississippi. He got his name from his mother, who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known primarily for his achievements in the music industry...
“ ...as Rat Man. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Isabelle was born in Washington, DC but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She has one older sister, Madeline, and her parents are Elina and Nick Fuhrman. Her career began when a casting director from Cartoon Network spotted her waiting for her sister and cast her for one of the shows, Cartoon Fridays. Isabelle's first acting gig came in 2006 when she booked a commercial for Rooms to Go furniture...
“ ...as Julie Lawry. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Nicky Katt has been acting since the age of 7, when he appeared on the TV series CHiPs
in 1977. He continued to work steadily through the 1980s on shows like Quincy M.E.
, Father Murphy
, and V
but did not fall into the trap of many child actors who became identified with one famous role because his child roles were as guest spots or...
“ ...as Ray Booth. ” - randypanthegoatboy
“ ...as Sheriff Baker. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan to study acting with John Strasberg...
“ ...as Doctor Soames. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Janeane, the petite woman with the acerbic wit, was born in Newton, New Jersey, in 1964, to Joan, a secretary, and Carmine Garofalo, an Exxon executive. She is of Italian and Irish descent. Janeane had many jobs before breaking into show biz. She worked as a bike messenger, a shoe salesperson, waitress and temp secretary...
“ ...as Rae Flowers. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Danny Huston is an American actor and director who has worked with Academy award-nominated actors from the very start of his career. No surprise for a man who was born into a legendary Hollywood family whose most noted members included his half-sister, his father, his grandfather, his nephew, and of course, himself...
“ ...as Barry Dorgan. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Born in Orange, California in 1970, Jason Lee is an American film photographer, actor, producer, and director. Well known for having been a professional skateboarder during skateboarding's very pivotal late 80s and early 90s, Lee would go on to pursue acting in 1993, working in film, television, and voiceover, and with such directors as Kevin Smith, Cameron Crowe, Lawrence Kasdan, and Brad Bird...
“ ...as Whitney Horgan. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the child of two actors, Pete Rockwell
and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents split up, at which point he and his father moved to San Francisco...
“ ...as Major Jalbert. ” - randypanthegoatboy
“ ...as Bill Hapscomb. ” - randypanthegoatboy
“ ...as Vic Palfrey. ” - randypanthegoatboy
“ ...as Poke. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Attended the East Meadow Public School System. In High School he stole the leads of all the plays. He was in Theatre Guild. Graduating in 1996, he was voted Most-Dramatic in the Senior Superlatives although he spent much of senior year in Florida filming The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo
. He also plays in a folk band originally named 28 Orange Street, later renamed 'Common Rotation'.
“ ...as Bobby Terry. ” - randypanthegoatboy
“ ...as Rita Blakemoor. Unlikely that the character will make it in, but if she does... ” - randypanthegoatboy
“ ...as "The Kid". Again, probably extraneous, but... ” - randypanthegoatboy
Rene Russo was born in Burbank, California, to Shirley (Balocca), a barmaid and factory laborer, and Nino Russo. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. Her father, a sculptor and mechanic, left the family when Rene was just two, and thus her mother raised Rene and her sister, Toni, as a single mom...
“ ...as Carla Goldsmith. Ditto. ” - randypanthegoatboy
Soundgarden are an internationally successful American alternative rock band, who first appeared from amidst the damp and misty city of Seattle, Washington. Along with Alice in Chains
and the Screaming Trees
, they formed what was referred to as the 'Grunge' movement of the early 1990s...
“ Not a casting choice, but their song "Black Hole Sun" would be perfect to open the movie. ” - randypanthegoatboy