Singer Marilyn Manson will apparently appear in CBS All Access’ upcoming ten-episode “The Stand” limited series based upon Stephen King’s novel. Manson has also reportedly recorded a new cover of “The End” by The Doors for the project.
James Marsden is in advanced negotiations to play 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.
Amber Heard is in negotiations to play Nadine Cross, a private school teacher and a virgin who believes she has a unique destiny to be by Flagg’s side.
Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg is in negotiations to play 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.
Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear is in negotiations to play Glen Bateman, an arthritis-afflicted professor who joins Stu on his journey to meet Mother Abagail.
Odessa Young is in advanced negotiations to play Frannie Goldsmith, a pregnant woman who leaves her devastated community with a man named Harold Lauder, but ends up falling in love with Stu. Henry Zaga will play Nick Andros, a young, deaf-mute grifter.
The project hails from writers Josh Boone and Ben Cavell with Boone set to direct. Boone, Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, Richard P. Rubinstein, and Cavell will executive produce.