Former X-Men and Westworld star James Marsden will lead the forces of light in The Stand.
James Marsden has been tapped by director/writer Josh Boone (New Mutants) to play the lead role of Stu Redman in the upcoming CBS All Access limited series based on Stephen King's The Stand, according to Deadline.
Redman is literally the first major character we meet in the original version of King's novel, where we find him hanging around a gas station with a handful of local cronies in a one-stoplight Texas town. When a car crashes into the station, former military man Redman and his friends try to help its driver -- who is patient zero of the deadly virus that soon wipes out most of humankind.
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However, Redman is strangely immune to the Captain Trips superflu, and