Along with Skarsgard and Goldberg, the series has also announced four more cast members: Jovan Adepo (Overlord) as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague (Black Mirror) as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) as Tom Cullen, and Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me) as Cobb.
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The new additions join the previously announced James Marsden (Westworld) as Stu Redman, Amber Heard (Aquaman) as Nadine Cross, Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) as Frannie Goldsmith, and Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Nick Andros.
Production on the new TV adaptation of The Stand is now underway, and the show is set to
The Big Little Lies star joins James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Henry Zaga, Brad William Henke and Whoopi Goldberg in the drama, which has kicked off filming in Vancouver.
Skarsgård plays Randall Flagg, also known as ‘the Dark Man’, whose unsettling and ever-changing presence is the embodiment of pure evil. Like Mother Abagail (Goldberg), Flagg appears in plague survivors’ dreams but, unlike her divine messaging, his ultimate goal is far more sinister.
He recently wrapped production on Warner Bros’ Godzilla vs. Kong and also starred in Lionsgate’s Long Shot, Fox Searchlight’s The Aftermath, The Hummingbird Project, Hold The Dark and AMC’s limited series The Little Drummer Girl. He is currently on Showtime’s On Becoming a God in Central Florida and next up
Skarsgard joins a cast that includes Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga. Production on the series began on Friday.
“The Stand” takes place in an apocalyptic world, decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.
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Flagg is one of the most
Skarsgård will play the villainous Randall Flagg, a demonic figure who has popped up in several of King’s books. Also known as “The Dark Man” (among other monikers), Flagg tries to construct a new civilization after the world is decimated by a plague. He’s also a major adversary for Mother Abagail, a 108-year-old prophet to be played by Whoopi Goldberg.
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Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies) has joined the limited series as Randall Flagg, the primary antagonist in Stephen King's novel. The 10-episode series begins production in Vancouver Friday with a cast that also includes James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Henry Zaga, Brad William Henke and Whoopi Goldberg. Daniel Sunjata will have a guest role.
Skarsgard joins his brother Bill — who has played Pennywise in both It movies — in playing a Stephen King villain.
The Stand tells the story of a world decimated by plague and locked ...
Flagg is described by King:
“He looks like anybody you see on the street. But when he grins, birds fall dead off telephone lines…the grass yellows up and dies where he spits. He’s always outside. He came out of time…He has the name of a thousand demons. Jesus knocked him into a herd of pigs once. His name is Legion. He’s afraid of us…He knows magic. He can call the wolves and live in the crows…He’s the king of nowhere.”
This is such a great role for Skarsgard to take on, and I’m excited to see how he will end up bringing the character to life.
Skarsgard is set to play the villain Randall Flagg, whilst Goldberg will take on the role of Mother Abagail who is immune to the superflu and leads the ‘good’ survivors of the plague toward Boulder, Colorado. She also claims to be a prophet of God.
The story follows Stu Redman, a Texan who is the first man discovered to be immune to the Captain Trips virus that has ravaged the planet. He eventually becomes a leader in a community known as the Free Zone and is tasked with confronting the evil Randall Flagg.
James Marsden is set to play Stu Redman. Also on the cast is Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, a private school teacher and a virgin who believes she has a unique destiny to be by Flagg’s side.
On Wednesday morning, Stephen King appeared on ABC's The View, and it was revealed that the following actors have joined the cast of The Stand (confirmed by Entertainment Weekly):
Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail (confirming Collider's previous report) Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood Owen Teague as Harold Lauder Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen Daniel Sunjata as Cobb
Additionally, Collider's Jeff Sneider reports that Alexander Skarsgård will play the pivotal role of Randall Flagg, aka The Man in Black.
As previously announced, James Marsden will play Stu Redman, Amber Heard will portray Nadine Cross,
They will join the previously cast James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young, and Henry Zaga. Goldberg and King made the announcement earlier today on ABC’s The View.
The Stand tells the story of good vs. evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. While it features dozens of characters and overlapping storylines running over many years, the struggle boils down to a group of survivors fighting the Antichrist-like character named Randall Flagg, who is a recurring character in King’s stories.
Whoppi Goldberg will be taking on the role of Mother Abagail,
Written by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell, The Stand is King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.
Goldberg’s Mother Abagail is a prophet who
Mother Abagail is a 108-year old prophet who receives visions from God and guides survivors of the superflu, a plague that decimates the world’s population. Along with Goldberg, Jovan Adepo, Owen Teague, Brad William Henke and Daniel Sunjata have also joined the series. Previously announced cast members include James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga.
“The Stand” is King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.
As first teased by TVLine back in June, the Oscar winner-turned-View moderator has formally joined the cast of CBS All Access’ nine-episode adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling horror novel. Goldberg will star as Mother Abagail, a prophet who receives visions from God and guides survivors of the superflu. She follows in the footsteps of late actress Ruby Dee, who played the character in ABC’s 1994 miniseries version.
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The limited series has also added Jovan Adepo (When They See Us, The Leftovers), Owen Teague (It), Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) and Daniel Sunjata (Rescue Me). They join the previously cast James Marsden, Amber Heard, Odessa Young and Henry Zaga.
The Stand is set in a world decimated by plague and locked in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a ...
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X-Men: The New Mutants is directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) and features a cast includes Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as Illyana Rasputin/Magik, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot, Blu Hunt (The Originals
The new comes from FandomWire, who reports that the story is “set within a secret facility that experiments on mutants and the main character (Blu Hunt’s Danielle Moonstar) doesn’t know she is a mutant or the meaning of the word (mutant). Moonstar is brought to the facility after an attack by Demon Bear."
I guess it makes sense that Disney and Marvel would want to remove these elements from the film. It’s further explained in the report that
Shot in the summer of 2017, The New Mutants was delayed twice by Fox, with the studio said to be disappointed by Boone’s vision and planning a retooling of the project which would have required extensive reshoots to at least half of the movie. These reshoots are yet to happen however, and seem unlikely to do so either now that Disney is in control and still reeling from Fox’s last X-Men project Dark Phoenix , which tanked at the box office leaving Disney with a loss of more than $100 million.
Amid speculation that the film would be dumped straight to a streaming service like Disney+ or Hulu,
The movie was made under Fox, and Disney ended up including it in their theatrical release schedule, which I’m happy about. I’ve been wanting to see this movie on the big screen, and I’ve heard from people that have seen it that it’s actually really good!
Here’s what the Editor-in-Chief of Discussing Film had to say on Twitter:
There’s been discussions of New Mutants test screenings going around today so I’ll add my two cents.
Heard it’s decent, seems this new cut adheres more to Josh Boone’s original vision for New Mutants of a scarier horror comic book movie.
— Jacob (@CinematicBanter) August 25, 2019
He went on to say that the reshoots for the film
Along with all the yet to be developed properties and Marvel characters that Disney purchased from Fox, the Mouse House also acquired already produced films like New Mutants. Unfortunately for Disney, they don’t seem to be impressed with what they have seen.
A recent report in Variety states: “Disney is optimistic that handing Fox superhero properties such as Fantastic Four and X-Men to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will improve the quality of these movies, but bumps must be smoothed over in that transition. The studio is unimpressed with New Mutants, an X-Men spinoff with a haunted-house vibe, and believes it has limited box office potential.”
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It will be interesting to see exactly
James Marsden will be taking on the role of Stu Redman, the nominal male lead of King’s novel, building off the actor’s strong recent turns in Westworld and Dead to Me. Another key casting is Odessa Young, who will play Frannie Goldsmith, a young woman from Maine who has to deal with a pregnancy in a post-apocalyptic America. Young is less well-known than Marsden,
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