Josh Boone, the director of The Fault In Our Stars, and Warner Bros. are working hard to develop a big screen version of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic story, The Stand.
It’s being reported that they really want Matthew McConaughey to play villain Randall Flagg. According to Deadline, Matthew must choose between starring in The Stand or taking on the mining drama, Gold. The film was written by John Zinman and Patrick Massett, and is “set around a ruthless search for the precious metal.”
The film is still very much up in the air, so if they could attach Matthew McConaughey’s name to it, that would certainly help with production. Right now, it appears the 44-year-old actor is more involved with Gold. His name has been linked to the film for several months now, and it does appear he’s excited about the project.
His role in Stephen King’s The Stand is still up in the air. While it’s clear Josh Boone wants him in the film, it’s unlikely McConaughey could take on both projects.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Honestly, it sounds like both roles would be perfect for the actor. He is in the zone right now, and everyone in Hollywood wants him.[mashshare]