My Cast of "The Stand"

I tried to cast get-able actors for this list. In other words this list is an attempt to cast people that you could actually see joining an ensemble cast like this. Some actors are too expensive or simply have no interest in performing in large ensemble projects such as this film... which is going to be done in three movies. As ever, I cast for talent, character & the appropriate look. Enjoy & feel free to cast your own film in the comment field.
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Matthew McConaughey
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 Irish...
“ As Randal Flagg

Because he is on roll now and it would be awesome to connect his 'The Dark Tower' Man in Black to this the way it is in the novels. ” - jp-365
Cicely Tyson
Actress, The Help
Cicely Tyson was born in Harlem, New York City, where she was raised by her devoutly religious parents, from the Caribbean island of Nevis. Her mother, Theodosia, was a domestic, and her father, William Tyson, was a carpenter and painter. She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and...
“ As Mother Abigail

Right age and appropriate presence for the part. ” - jp-365
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 General Starkey

Who else? Come on... ” - jp-365
“ As Len Creighton

Lesser known but very talented actor who could play well off of Mr. Jones. ” - jp-365
Josh Hartnett
Joshua Daniel Hartnett was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Wendy Anne (Kronstedt) and Daniel Thomas Hartnett, a building manager. His father is of Irish and German descent, and his mother is of Swedish and Norwegian ancestry. Hartnett graduated from South High School in Minneapolis in June of 1996...
“ As Stu Redman

Feels like he is from the south though he isn't. Young talent who plays beyond his years... like Stu. ” - jp-365
Emmy Rossum
Actress, Shameless
It would seem that 2004, the year of her 18th birthday, will be remembered as pivotal for Emmy Rossum due to her appearance in two very different films, The Day After Tomorrow and The Phantom of the Opera. Emmy's performance in the latter film gained her a Golden Globe nomination. Emmanuelle Grey Rossum was born in New York City...
“ As Fran Goldsmith

Young beauty who looks frail but plays strong, good actress. ” - jp-365
Josh Gad
Actor, Frozen
“ As Harold Lauder

Typically a charming best friend but he is talented enough to play a wormy obnoxiousness and arrogant social outcast. ” - jp-365
Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen. He is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on television...
“ As Glen Bateman

If you saw him in his episode of "The Sopranos" you know he is as natural a professor as your likely to get. He may be too old for this part but Glen is suppose to be 90 right? ” - jp-365
Selma Blair
One of our most exciting and versatile actresses, Selma Blair first gained attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions, a youthful retelling of the classic novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses". Selma was born in Southfield, Michigan, to Molly Ann (Cooke), a judge, and Elliot I. Beitner, a lawyer. She had a Jewish upbringing...
“ As Dayna Jurgens

For me Ms Blair has always been a sex kitten posing as a comedic actress. She is funny but her smoldering eyes cover something beneath the surface. This is needed for Dayna. ” - jp-365
“ As Susan Stern

A drasticly under used actress who plays smart and wise in one. ” - jp-365
Lenny Kravitz
Actor, Precious
Four time Grammy Award-winner Leonard Albert Kravitz was born on May 26, 1964 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, the only child of actress Roxie Roker and Hollywood producer Sy Kravitz. The family moved to California when Lenny was ten. His father was Jewish and his mother was of African-American and Afro-Bahamian ancestry...
“ As Larry Underwood

I changed this from Russell Brand to a better musician and a much cooler and more charming performer. While I don't hate Brand he just wasn't right. I would love to hear Lenny's version of "Baby, You Got to Dig Your Man". Not sure if he would want to play a musician, he has been trying to stretch with his acting but given he just played one in Lee Daniels "Star", he may be into it as the character goes thru so much change. ” - jp-365
Chloë Sevigny
Known in the mid to late nineties for her status as a fashion impresario and "it girl," with over a dozen art house films to her credit, Chloë Sevigny also stands out as one of the most prominent queens of contemporary independent cinema. Originally hailing from Darien, Connecticut, Sevigny attributes...
“ As Nadine Cross

She is so versatile and can go thru every stage of Nadine's break down. Plus she is very seductive. ” - jp-365
Abbie Cornish
Actress, Limitless
Abbie Cornish grew up on her parents' 170 acre farm in the Hunter Valley town of Lochinvar with her 3 brothers and younger sister. Abbie started modeling at age 13. Her first acting job was at age 15 on the Australian Broadcasting Commission series Children's Hospital playing a quadriplegic.
“ As Lucy Swann

A natural beauty who the audience will instantly want Larry to end up with. ” - jp-365
Louis Gossett Jr.
Actor, Enemy Mine
Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. was born on May 27, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City. He made his professional acting debut at age 17, winning the Donaldson Award as best newcomer to theatre. He went to New York University on a basketball scholarship and was invited to try out for the New York Knicks, yet...
“ As Judge Harris

Wisedom is in abundance with Mr Gossett Jr. ” - jp-365
“ As Nick Andros

Just a great actor. ” - jp-365
Ethan Suplee
Ethan Suplee has established himself over the past few decades 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

I know he has done this before but who else could give you the simple wisdom and love-ability of the character to. ” - jp-365
Bruce McGill
Actor, Collateral
Bruce McGill grew up in San Antonio, Texas. His mother, Adriel Rose (née Jacobs) is an artist, and his father, Woodrow Wilson McGill, is a real estate and insurance agent. He graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School San Antonio and from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in drama. His love for acting stems back to elementary school...
“ As Ralph Brentner

Veteran Actor who can easily play an amiable Midwestern farmer and United States Army veteran. ” - jp-365
Sam Rockwell
Actor, Moon
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 Lloyd Henreid

One of my favorite actors who excells as the bad guy lost. ” - jp-365
“ As "The Trashcan Man"

I think I deserve a round of applause for this one. ” - jp-365
Jake Busey
Jake Busey is an American actor, musician and film producer. He is sometimes credited as "Jacob Busey". He is the son of actor Gary Busey. Busey was born in Los Angeles, and raised in Malibu, California. He spent his childhood on film sets and touring with bands in which his father played. He began...
“ As "The Kid"

Reminds me enough of serial killer Charles Starkweather. ” - jp-365
Paz de la Huerta
Paz de la Huerta was born and raised in New York City, to a Spanish-born father and a Minneapolis, Minnesota-born mother. She has been acting since the age of four, having trained at the SoHo Children's Acting Studio. Aside from acting, Paz is a skilled artist, designer, and writer who enjoys listening to punk rock music. She resides in Tribeca, New York, with her mother and sister.
“ As Julie Lawry

This actress is lip biting, teeth mashing hot. Any one who has seen "Boardwalk Empire" knows she is a very, very bad girl. Grrrrr ” - jp-365
Crispin Glover
While he's never been a typical leading man, Crispin Glover has distinguished himself as one of the most intriguing personalities in the movie business. His unusual characters and personal projects have inspired a cult-like following that has dubbed him both madman and genius. The son of actor Bruce Glover...
“ As "The Rat Man"

If the role fits... ” - jp-365