My Cast of "The Stand"

by jp-365 | created - 01 Oct 2011 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

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.

1. Matthew McConaughey

Actor | Dallas Buyers Club

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 ...

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.

2. 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.

3. Tommy Lee Jones

Actor | The Fugitive

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 ...

As General Starkey

Who else? Come on...

4. Leland Orser

Actor | Se7en

Leland Orser was born on August 6, 1960 in San Francisco, California, USA as Leland Jones Orser. He is an actor and director, known for Se7en (1995), Daredevil (2003) and Alien: Resurrection (1997). He has been married to Jeanne Tripplehorn since October 14, 2000. They have one child. He was ...

As Len Creighton

Lesser known but very talented actor who could play well off of Mr. Jones.

5. Josh Hartnett

Actor | Lucky Number Slevin

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 ...

As Stu Redman

Feels like he is from the south though he isn't. Young talent who plays beyond his years... like Stu.

6. Emmy Rossum

Actress | The Phantom of the Opera

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 (2004) and The Phantom of the Opera (2004). Emmy's performance in the latter film gained her a Golden Globe nomination.


As Fran Goldsmith

Young beauty who looks frail but plays strong, good actress.

7. Josh Gad

Actor | Frozen

Josh Gad was born on February 23, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Frozen (2013), Pixels (2015) and Beauty and the Beast (2017). He has been married to Ida Darvish since May 10, 2008. They have two children.

As Harold Lauder

Typically a charming best friend but he is talented enough to play a wormy obnoxiousness and arrogant social outcast.

8. Hal Holbrook

Actor | Into the Wild

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 ...

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?

9. Selma Blair

Actress | Cruel Intentions

One of our most exciting and versatile actresses, Selma Blair first gained attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions (1999), 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 ...

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.

10. Lauren Ambrose

Actress | Six Feet Under

Lauren Ambrose was born on February 20, 1978 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Lauren Anne D'Ambruoso. She is an actress and producer, known for Six Feet Under (2001), Psycho Beach Party (2000) and Where the Wild Things Are (2009). She has been married to Sam Handel since September 2001. They have ...

As Susan Stern

A drasticly under used actress who plays smart and wise in one.

11. Lenny Kravitz

Actor | The Hunger Games

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 ...

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.

12. Chloë Sevigny

Actress | Boys Don't Cry

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 ...

As Nadine Cross

She is so versatile and can go thru every stage of Nadine's break down. Plus she is very seductive.

13. Abbie Cornish

Actress | Candy

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 (1997) playing a quadriplegic.

As Lucy Swann

A natural beauty who the audience will instantly want Larry to end up with.

14. Louis Gossett Jr.

Actor | An Officer and a Gentleman

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.

15. Paul Dano

Actor | There Will Be Blood

Paul Dano was born on June 19, 1984 in New York City, New York, USA as Paul Franklin Dano. He is an actor, known for There Will Be Blood (2007), Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and Prisoners (2013).

As Nick Andros

Just a great actor.

16. Ethan Suplee

Actor | American History X

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 (1995) and Without a Paddle (2004) to hauntingly dramatic performances in intense features ...

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.

17. Bruce McGill

Actor | Animal House

Bruce McGill grew up in San Antonio, Texas where he began his acting career in in the MacArthur High School department of theatre. His most popular role was in Animal House (1978).

As Ralph Brentner

Veteran Actor who can easily play an amiable Midwestern farmer and United States Army veteran.

18. 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 ...

As Lloyd Henreid

One of my favorite actors who excells as the bad guy lost.

19. Jackie Earle Haley

Actor | Watchmen

Jackie Earle Haley was born on July 14, 1961 in Northridge, California, USA as Jack Earle Haley. He is an actor and director, known for Watchmen (2009), Little Children (2006) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). He has been married to Amelia Cruz since August 6, 2004. He was previously married to...

As "The Trashcan Man"

I think I deserve a round of applause for this one.

20. Jake Busey

Actor | The Predator

Jake Busey was born, raised and is living well in show business. The son of photographer Judy Lynn Helkenberg and actor Gary Busey, Jake spent his childhood on film sets, and on the road with his father's various bands. He grew up a complete artist. Spending many years on tour busses and ...

As "The Kid"

Reminds me enough of serial killer Charles Starkweather.

21. Paz de la Huerta

Actress | Enter the Void

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 ...

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

22. Crispin Glover

Actor | Back to the Future

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...

As "The Rat Man"

If the role fits...