James Marsden, Amber Heard, Whoopi Goldberg and more in talks for Stephen King’s The Stand

Having been granted a series order by CBS All Access earlier this year, it looks like business is picking up for Josh Boone’s (The Fault in Our Stars) long-planned Stephen King adaptation The Stand, with Collider reporting that a number of actors are currently in talks for roles.

According to the site, James Marsden (Westworld) is in negotiations for the role of Stu Redman, with Amber Heard (Aquaman) as Nadine Cross, Whoopi Goldberg (Sister Act) as Mother Abigail, Greg Kinnear (The Kennedys) as Glen Bateman, Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) as Frannie Goldsmith, and Henry Zaga (X-Men: The New Mutants) as Nick Andros.

The Stand tells the story of an apocalyptic plague which wipes out much of the population, leading to the breakdown of society and the emergence of two groups of survivors – one of whom embody good and find themselves drawn to Mother Abigail, as the others rally to
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