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Matthew McConaughey wanted for adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand

26 August 2014 3:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Matthew McConaughey is reportedly wanted for Warner Bros' adaptation of The Stand.

Josh Boone has signed on to direct the studio's three-hour, R-rated take on Stephen King's apocalyptic novel, which is set in a future where the remnants of humanity have divided into two camps after a devastating pandemic.

Deadline reports that the studio wants McConaughey to take the lead role of Randall Flagg, a demonic sorcerer who leads one of the two camps.

Nat Wolff, who previously worked with Boone on The Fault in Our Stars, was confirmed as the first cast member in May.

"We're going to do one three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board," Boone enthused to Vulture recently, declaring that he had learned everything he knew about writing from King.

"Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognise and somebody you relate to. And it's gonna be awesome. »

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Will Matthew McConaughey star in ‘The Stand’?

25 August 2014 6:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Warner Bros. and director Josh Boone ("The Fault in Our Stars") want Matthew McConaughey to go dark in "The Stand." Deadline reports the star of "True Detective" and "Dallas Buyer’s Club" is up for the role of Randall Flagg in the adaptation of Stephen King’s 1978 novel. Flagg, aka “the Dark Man,” is the embodiment of evil in "The Stand" who attracts followers to post-apocalyptic Las Vegas, where he rules his emerging empire with an iron fist. After a series of creative changes, Boone signed on, cast "The Fault in Our Stars" star Nat Wolff and announced the film have a three-hour run time and an R rating. Boone also promised, “an amazing A-list cast across the board,” he said. “Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And it’s gonna be awesome.” McConaughey would certainly fit in that category. »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Matthew McConaughey May Haunt Your Dreams as the Villain in 'The Stand'

25 August 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The upcoming big screen adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand" may be getting a major dose of star power, with the studio seeking Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey to play the main villain.

Deadline reports that McConaughey is at the top of Warner Bros.'s list for the role of Randall Flagg, described by the site as "the personification of evil, a demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population." Sounds like a juicy part, should McConaughey choose to accept it.

Of course, Deadline also notes that there is no definitive word on whether or not McConaughey will star in the film, and it seems that Warner Bros. hasn't even had talks with the actor yet. But director Josh Boone ("The Fault in Our Stars") told Vulture back in June that he wants to assemble "an amazing, A-list cast" for the flick, and we can't »

- Katie Roberts

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Matthew McConaughey Up for Stephen King's 'The Stand' and 'Gold'

25 August 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following a stellar Oscar-winning performance last year in Dallas Buyers Club and a turn on television in "True Detective" that could end up with him taking home a trophy at the Emmy awards tonight on NBC, Matthew McConaughey is wanted and desired for a couple developing projects. First up, Deadline reports Warner Bros. is very interested in landing the actor for a pivotal role in Josh Boone's adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. It would be a particularly juicy role as Randall Flagg, the film's villain described as the personification of evil, a demonic figure wreaking havoc after a plague has killed most of humanity. As of now, this isn't a done deal, but the studio is very interested in getting McConaughey on board. It's not clear if there have been talks with the actor yet, or if they're just courting him for the role. Seeing what McConaughey »

- Ethan Anderton

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Matthew McConaughey Wanted For Stephen King's 'The Stand' And Former Michael Mann Project 'Gold'

25 August 2014 6:52 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With his reputation as a substantive actor revived, an Oscar in his rec room, Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" on the way and Gus Van Sant's "Sea Of Trees" now filming, Matthew McConaughey is in the enviable position of having his pick of projects. Two very intriguing offers have now crossed his transom. Warner Bros. are very keen to get their 3-hour, R-rated adaptation Stephen King's "The Stand" off the ground, and the studio wants McConaughey to take the key role of Randall Flagg, the evil sorcerer who unleashes mayhem after a plague wipes out most of the world's population. While we'll leave to it King fans to determine  McConaughey's merits in the role, that his name has emerged as such makes us wonder if WB aren't going to greenlight the Josh Boone directed effort unless they get a big name as as an anchor. 3-hour R-rated movies aren't »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Matthew McConaughey Wanted for Randall Flagg in Stephen King's The Stand

25 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

According to Deadline, Warner Bros. and director Josh Boone (The Fault of Our Stars) want to bring on Matthew McConaughy to play the villain Randall Flagg in their big screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. I honestly couldn't think of anyone better to play this role. McConaughey is perfect for the personification of evil in King's apocalyptic classic. 

Flagg isn't only a character in The Stand, he has appeared in at least eight other King novels. Sometimes he's the primary antagonist, and other times it's just a cameo appearance. Some of those books include The Eyes of the Dragon and The Dark Tower. Flagg is described by King as "an accomplished sorcerer and a devoted servant of the Outer Dark." He has supernatural abilities involving necromancy, prophecy, and influence over animal and human behavior. His goals basically involve bringing down civilizations through destruction and conflict.

In The Stand, »

- Joey Paur

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Matthew McConaughey Eyed For Evil Role In The Stand

24 August 2014 4:52 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Matthew McConaughey is enjoying an historic run. He earned a well-deserved Best Actor Oscar for playing an AIDS advocate in Dallas Buyers Club. He.s currently nominated for an Emmy for his turn on True Detective (and might take home the trophy shortly after you read this story). Without question, McConaughey could pick whatever role appealed to him . and he.s reportedly contemplating one of Stephen King.s most intriguing characters. Randall Flagg isn.t Satan, but he.s close enough. The vicious, powerful antagonist was introduced in Stephen King.s eponymous The Stand, and it.s that film adaptation that reportedly is eyeing Matthew McConaughey for the part. Deadline notes that the True Detective co-lead is "being chased for numerous plum film roles" but says that sources tell them Warner Bros. "covets [McConaughey] to play the role of Randall Flagg in The Stand, the adaptation of Stephen King.s »

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Matthew McConaughey Walking His Way to The Stand?

24 August 2014 2:10 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Some possible and Really good news for fans of the massive Stephen King novel The Stand has come in. Deadline is reporting that Matthew McConaughey is being eyed by Warner Bros. to play the role of Randall Flagg in the adaptation of King’s apocalyptic masterpiece novel that Josh Boone will direct.

The site goes on to report that this is far from a done deal, but holy shit, can you just imagine what McConaughey could do with a role that is for all intents and purposes the personification of evil?

"We’re gonna do one, three-hour, R-rated version with an amazing A-list cast across the board," Boone said in a previous interview. "Every single one of those characters will be somebody you recognize and somebody you relate to. And it’s gonna be awesome."

He continued, "I’m really excited. It’s the most exciting thing I’ve ever »

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Matthew McConaughey May Take The Stand

24 August 2014 9:40 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

With Warner Bros. and The Fault In Our Stars director Josh Boone going full speed to develop a cinematic take on Stephen King’s sprawling post-apocalyptic story The Stand, the studio’s thoughts are clearly starting to turn to casting. Boone already has Stars’ Nat Wolff aboard, but for the villain of the piece, Warners is trying to land Matthew McConaughey.According to Deadline, it’s very early days and no formal discussions have taken place, but the studio wants McConaughey to play antichrist-like figure Randal Flagg, who haunts the survivors of a man-made plague that collapses civilization. We can certainly see McConaughey’s natural intensity working for the character, though with an Oscar under his belt, he has a lot more negotiating power these days and may simply decide it’s not for him.Also jumping up and down like an eager puppy to score his attention is Syriana’s Stephen Gaghan, »

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Matthew McConaughey Wanted For The Stand

23 August 2014 5:56 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Update: Director Josh Boone has responded to buzz that McConaughey is Warner Bros.’ pick to play Flagg, denying the report in a set of tweets, which I’ve included below.

I have always wanted McConaughey as Stu and Bale as Flagg. Still not sure how that story leaked – just not true.

Josh Boone (@JoshBooneMovies) August 23, 2014

Not that either couldn’t play the other role brilliantly – but my heart’s been there since I started writing.

Josh Boone (@JoshBooneMovies) August 23, 2014

There you have it. McConaughey as Flagg may not be in the cards, but how do you feel about him playing protagonist Stu Redman? And how does Christian Bale sound as Flagg? Sound off below!

Original: 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. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale wanted for The Stand

23 August 2014 2:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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 appears that the director has already identified the man he wants 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.

Update: Josh Boone has taken to Twitter to respond to the story, stating that McConaughey is actually wanted for the role of Stu Redman, while »

- Gary Collinson

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Matthew McConaughey in Talks for Stephen King's The Stand Film

22 August 2014 7:58 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

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. »

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Matthew McConaughey Eyed for Gold and The Stand’s Randall Flagg

22 August 2014 6:22 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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

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McConaughey Wanted For "Stand" & "Gold"

22 August 2014 6:15 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. Pictures is reportedly keen to get Matthew McConaughey to play the devil himself, Randall Flagg, in Josh Boone's upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand".

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.

McConaughey may also team with "Syriana" writer/director Stephen Gaghan on "Gold" at Black Bear Pictures. Paul Haggis, who was previously linked as director, remains onboard as producer.

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.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Matthew McConaughey Eyed for Lead Role in Stephen King’s The Stand

22 August 2014 6:08 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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

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'The Stand' Eyes Matthew McConaughey as the Main Villain

22 August 2014 6:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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.

Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is directing The Stand from an adapted screenplay by David Kajganich. It isn't known when production will get under way.

Matthew McConaughey is also »

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Warner Bros. is Keen on This Actor to Play Randall Flagg in The Stand

22 August 2014 5:43 PM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

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).

The post Warner Bros. is Keen on This Actor to Play Randall Flagg in The Stand appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Ryan Turek

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McConaughey Eyed to Play the Lead Villain in Adaptation of Stephen King's 'The Stand'

22 August 2014 4:41 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

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

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Matthew McConaughey Courted for ‘The Stand,’ Nearing Deal for ‘Gold’

22 August 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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. See video: New ‘Interstellar’ Trailer: Christopher Nolan Sends Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway to Space Regarding “The Stand,” writer-director Boone has had McConaughey in mind ever since he won. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Does TV Hurt Movie Careers? ‘True Detective’s Matthew McConaughey Coveted For ‘The Stand’ And ‘Gold’

22 August 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

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

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