Like many of the rest of you Stephen King fans out there, one of the upcoming King projects I’m looking forward to the most is The Fault in Our Stars and The New Mutantsdirector Josh Boone’s The Stand adaptation over at CBS All Access. The 10-episode take on King’s most beloved novel is heading closer towards production and today we have word on just who might be starring in the limited series. It turns out the powers that be behind the scenes are looking to cast James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, Henry Zaga, and Oscar winners Whoopi Goldberg and Greg Kinnear.
As we breakdown who these actors are set to play in this new series below, I’m also going to go ahead and compare the roles to their respective actors from director Mick Garris’ 1994 The Stand miniseries over on ABC to try and keep things straight. Sound good? Okay, then, here we go. Westworld and X-Men star Kames Marsden will play the role of (what is arguably the main character of the series) Stu Redman, who was played by Forrest Gump and Snake Eyes actor Gary Sinise in the ABC miniseries. Next, Aquaman and All the Boys Love Mandy Laneactress Amber Heard will play Nadine Cross, “a private school teacher and virgin who believes she has a unique destiny to be by Randall Flagg’s side.” Laura San Giacomo played Nadine in the original miniseries.