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Scott Cooper Departs King's "The Stand"

By Garth Franklin Thursday November 21st 2013 03:57AM

"Crazy Heart" and "Out of the Furnace" director Scott Cooper has dropped out of the film adaptation of Stephen King's "The Stand" at Warner Bros. Pictures and CBS Films.

The split is said to be due to "creative differences," and no replacement has yet been hired. Cooper came onboard to re-write and direct the project earlier this year after Ben Affleck dropped out.

The novel, first published in 1978 and revised in 1990, is a story of good vs. evil after a virus wipes out most of the American population. The survivors end up fighting the Antichrist-like Randall Flagg.

The project remains a priority at the studio. Roy Lee and Jimmy Miller are producing.

Source: The Wrap

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