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After spending the early part of this century mostly consigned to forgettable romantic comedies, Matthew McConaughey is in the middle of a true career renaissance. He already won an Oscar this year for his work in the emotional drama Dallas Buyers Club, and seems like the odds-on favorite to take home an Emmy on Monday for his terrific work as Rust Cohle on HBO’s early-2014 phenomenon, True Detective.
Unsurprisingly, McConaughey currently finds himself with no shortage of offers on the table, and his dance card seems to be rapidly becoming full. Case in point, Deadline is now reporting that McConaughey is being heavily considered for the pivotal villainous role of Randall Flagg ...
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- Michael Kennedy
Now that Warner Bros. is pushing ahead with The Stand under director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), we should expect to hear plenty of casting news on the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic epic over the coming months, and it seems that the studio has already identified the man they want to play the antagonist, Randall Flagg.
According to Deadline, Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) is being coveted to play The Man in Black, who was played by Jamie Sheridan in the original TV miniseries. The personification of evil, Flagg is the main villain of The Stand, and subsequently appeared in King’s books The Eyes of the Dragon and Hearts in Atlantis (possibly), as well as The Dark Tower.
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- Gary Collinson
Deadlines is reporting that Warner Bros is pushing forward with "The Stand" movie, based on Stephen King's apocalyptic novel, and has made an offer to Matthew McConaughey to play the role of Randall Flagg. Flagg is the personification of evil, a demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population. The character was played by Jamie Sheridan in the mini-series adaptation, and has appeared numerous time in King's other works. The new movie will be directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), who's currently in talks to direct the latest "Lestat" film based on the books by Anne Rice. Meanwhile, McConaughey will soon be seen in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" sci-fi movie. »
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures is eyeing Matthew McConaughey to play Randall Flagg in Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's apocalyptic masterpiece novel "The Stand."
Randall Flagg is the demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population. Flagg was played by Jamey Sheridan in the 1994 television adaptation. Flagg was such a force of evil that he has appeared in at least nine of King's novels, sometimes as the primary antagonist and other times in a cameo appearance including The Dark Tower series.
Patrick Massett & John Zinman wrote the script, which is based on a true story about the 1993 Bre-x Mineral Corporation mining scandal in which vast amounts of gold were reportedly discovered in the Indonesian jungle. »
- Kellvin Chavez
Matthew McConaughey’s got an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for True Detective, he’s the star of one of the most anticipated movies of the fall, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, and now, on top of that, it looks as though he might be lining up three more projects. About a month ago we told you that McConaughey was in talks for The Company Man and now it’s being reported that he’s also wanted for the adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand and Stephen Gaghan’s Gold as well. Hit the jump for more on both films. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. wants McConaughey to take the role of Randall Flagg in Josh Boone’s big screen rendition of The Stand. In the book, after the plague wipes out most of the population, Flagg lures the lowest of the low to Las »
- Perri Nemiroff
Flagg is the primary antagonist of the novel which is set in the wake of a plague that decimates civilisation. He's essentially seen as the work's version of The Devil and was previously played by Jamey Sheridan in the 1994 mini-series.
The true story tale deals with the 1993 Bre-x Mineral Corporation mining scandal where large amounts of gold were found in the Indonesian jungle.
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- Garth Franklin
Matthew McConaughey is a hot favourite to walk out of the Emmys with an award for his work on True Detective, and while he won’t be returning for the highly anticipated second season, there are plenty of other high profile projects on the horizon for the charismatic Oscar winner (Dallas Buyers Club).
Warner Bros. are working on a big screen adaptation of The Stand and Josh Boone is still attached to direct. Well, they both want McConaughey for the movie and Deadline reports that he’s being eyed for the role of Randall Flagg, the lead villain in the epic story penned by Stephen King.
A number of filmmakers have been attached to the project in recent years, including Ben Affleck and David Yates. Flagg is described as, “the personification of evil, a demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population.” It’s a »
- Josh Wilding
After winning his first Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club earlier this year, and securing an Emmy nomination for HBO's True Detective, Matthew McConaughey is in high demand, with the actor being sought for roles in two upcoming projects, The Stand and Gold.
Warner Bros. is pursuing Matthew McConaughey to play the villainous Randall Flagg in their adaptation of The Stand, which already has Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) attached to star in an unspecified role. In Stephen King's seminal novel The Stand, Randall Flagg is the evil tyrant who wreaks havoc on the survivors of a deadly plague, which wiped out most of the American population. Jamey Sheridan played the iconic villain in the 1994 mini-series adaptation.
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Having won an Oscar earlier this year for his very first nomination (for Dallas Buyers Club) and with a possible Emmy coming his way next Monday (for HBO's "True Detective")--not to mention his starring role in Christopher Nolan's anticipated outer space epic Interstellar--actor Matthew McConaughey is clearly going to be in bigger demand than ever, and Deadline has word on two of his potential upcoming projects.
Nothing is official yet but according to them, Warner Bros. wants McConaughey to play the role of the demonic figure Randall Flagg in the feature film adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand, which will be directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in our Stars).
- Ryan Turek
Writer/director Josh Boone is down with the McConaissance, for obvious reasons, and he wants the actor to play a lead role in The Stand. Depending on which of Matthew McConaughey‘s roles are most prominent in your mind, however, the role choice might surprise you. And the choice is great, so read more below. In so […]
- Russ Fischer
Matthew McConaughey is clearly a hot property, what with his Oscar-winning turn in Dallas Buyers Club, hit television show "True Detective" and now a starring role in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and it appears the hits just coming as The Wrap is reporting Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is courting McConaughey to play Randall Flagg in his upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand" at Warner Bros. amz asin="B001C4NXKM" size="small"The site reports Boone initially saw McConaughey as Stu Redman, a character immune to the plague responsible for wiping out most of the world's population, but an insider has since confirmed McConaughey is now being eyed to play Flagg, the primary villain in the feature, played by Jamey Sheridan in the 1994 television adaptation. However, McConaughey is hardly solidified for the role, though the site does say the actor is set to star in »
- Brad Brevet
Matthew McConaughey is nearing a deal to star in the rags-to-riches tale “Gold” for Teddy Schwarzman's Black Bear Pictures, and he's also being courted for a lead role in Josh Boone's adaptation of Stephen King‘s “The Stand,” TheWrap has learned. McConaughey has been circling “Gold” for several months, as TheWrap first heard he was in talks to star in the project back in December 2013, though his representatives denied it at the time. Regarding “The Stand,” writer-director Boone has had McConaughey in mind ever since he won the coveted job, which he inherited from filmmakers such as Ben Affleck, »
- Jeff Sneider
Warner Bros. and The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone have apparently let slip their dream casting for the role of villain Randall Flagg in their upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic classic The Stand. According to Deadline, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is coveted for the role of Flagg, who is the personification of evil, a demonic figure who wreaks havoc across a plague-ravaged America and menaces the few human survivors.
McConaughey, who may soon add an Emmy to his growing awards collection for his magnetic lead performance in HBO’s True Detective, is an understandable pick for the studio. After what many have called the McConaissance, in which the actor went from sleepy roles in rom-coms to stunning performances in dramas like Mud and Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey has never been hotter. Additionally, the glowering intensity that the actor brought to Rust Cohle on True Detective has »
- Isaac Feldberg
Exclusive: Remember how a movie actor’s stock dropped when they slummed on the small screen? Matthew McConaughey heads into the weekend as a favorite to win an Emmy for HBO’s True Detective. His performance as Rust Cohle, stacked on top of his Oscar winning Dallas Buyers Club role, is so impressive he is being chased for numerous plum film roles. I’m told that Warner Bros covets him to play the role of Randall Flagg in The Stand, the adaptation of Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece novel that Josh Boone will direct. Flagg is the personification of evil, a demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population. He was played in haunting fashion by Jamie Sheridan in the miniseries adaptation. This is by no means a firm situation, but it’s understandable why the studio thinks McConaughey would be a compelling and persuasive »
- Mike Fleming Jr
This coming Monday, Matthew McConaughey could win an Emmy for his fantastic performance on True Detective; which would sit perfectly next to the Oscar he won earlier this year for Dallas Buyers Club. A man of talent and class, it’s no wonder he’s in high demand these days. He will be starring in Christopher Nolan's anticipated epic Interstellar this November, which will only insure we all like this guy even more. So it’s no surprise that Warner Bros. »
- Graham McMorrow
Our Gold Derby experts, editors, and users are nearing their final predictions in all the Emmy races for Monday's ceremony. Who are the frontrunners and spoilers in many of the key races? -Break- Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube Our new photo gallery at the bottom of this post takes a look at the top two candidates in each of 16 major races. Sure, there are some easy races to call like Movie/Mini Supporting Actor for Matt Bomer ("The Normal Heart"), Drama Supporting Actress for Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad"), and "Fargo as Best Miniseries. But what about the more closely contested races like these? Best Drama Actor: Three-time champ Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") vs. reigning Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey ("True Detective") Best Drama Actress: Two-time defending champ Claire Danes ("Homeland") v..."' »
With an Emmy freshly won this week for Outstanding Guest Actress, Uzo Aduba can relax and enjoy her gig as a presenter at this year’s Emmy Awards, and she’s in great company. Fellow presenters include Outstanding Guest Actor Emmy winner Joe Morton, Peter Pan topper Allison Williams, and frequent past Emmy host Ricky Gervais.
These performers will top out the list of presenters that already include True Detective pals Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and Key and Peele. The 66th Annual Emmy Awards will air Aug. 25, 2014, with Seth Meyers as host. From a release sent by the Television Academy, »
- Teresa Jue
The final presenters have been set for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Early Emmy winners Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Joe Morton (Scandal) have been added to the growing presenters list, as have Scott Bakula, Ricky Gervais, Chris Hardwick, Lena Headey, Katherine Heigl, Mindy Kaling, John Mulaney, Hayden Panettiere, Liev Schreiber, Kate Walsh and Allison Williams. Executive producer Don Mischer announced the news Friday. They join previously announced presenters Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Halle Berry, Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis, Gwen Stefani, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Harrelson, Julianna Margulies, Matthew McConaughey, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Julia Roberts and Kerry
- Philiana Ng
Rust Cohle: This place is like somebody's memory of a town, and the memory is fading. It's like there was never anything here but jungle. Martin Hart: Stop saying shit like that. It's unprofessional. Throughout the first season of "True Detective," Matthew McConaughey's Rust Cohle articulated his view that the world around him was not worth saving. While it had its dose of humor thanks to a tremendously underrated turn by Woody Harrelson as Rust's partner and foil, the mystery at the heart of the series only went deeper and darker across its eight episodes. But according to HBO programming director Michael Lombardo, season two will be a bit lighter (relatively speaking, we'd imagine). “It’s still dark,” Lombardo said at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. “Nic [Pizzolatto] explores the darkness in people’s souls. … It’s not as dark, but it’s not a light ride. Nic likes looking »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Remember last year's Emmys, when "Nurse Jackie" co-star Merritt Wever won a stunning upset victory in the supporting actress category and delivered a flustered but delightfully human speech that lasted about 12 seconds? That's the sort of moment that Emmy viewers pray for, when spontaneity and real emotion break through the otherwise canned, tightly scripted ritual of a televised awards ceremony.
Turns out Emmycast producer Don Mischer prays for such moments as well. As he said in a recent Variety interview, such surprises drive Twitter traffic, which in turn drives viewership.
Of course, the problem with depending on such moments is that you can't plan them. All you can do is make room for them to happen. For the rest of the August 25 show, however, here's what you can expect to see, courtesy of Mischer and Emmy emcee Seth Meyers.
Gentle jabs. Meyers will open the show with a monologue in »
- Gary Susman
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