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The Stand (2020)

James Marsden as Stu Redman, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman, Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, Henry Zaga as Nick Andros, Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Owen Teague as Harold Lauder, Brad William Henke as Tom Cullen, Daniel Sunjata as Cobb, Marilyn Manson as Trashcan Man, Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg, Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid, Eion Bailey as Teddy Weizak, Katherine McNamara as Julie Lawry, Hamish Linklater as Dr. Ellis, Heather Graham as Rita Blakemoor

The Stand is an upcoming American drama web television miniseries, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

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by Anonymousreply 137Last Friday at 10:42 PM

Can’t wait to see this. Wasn’t there a TV movie a long time ago?

by Anonymousreply 101/25/2020

R1 why are you asking like you don’t know about the mini-series? 🙄🙄🙄

by Anonymousreply 201/25/2020

They only started filming a few months ago, we won’t see it until near the end of 2020.

If we’re all still alive.

by Anonymousreply 301/25/2020

It's going to be on the schmancy CBS channel. I'll subscribe for this. I always enjoy this story, and always forget it.

by Anonymousreply 401/25/2020

I hate that they seem to have gone for movie star looks rather than trying to fit the characters. James better act his ass off because it all falls apart if that pretty boy can't do the 'still waters run deep, strong silent type'.

at least there's no Molly Ringwald tho.

by Anonymousreply 501/25/2020

Wasn't Stu Redman a kind of laconic, rugged Texan type, if I recall the book correctly? King never really got too much into physical descriptions and I quite got a feel for how old the Stu character was. Mid-30's to mid-40's was my guess.

Anyone recall anything better?

by Anonymousreply 601/25/2020

He worked at a calculator factory after dropping out of college on a football scholarship when his mother got sick. definitely good looking, ~35 ish yo, brunette (based off memory). but he really has a deep character (at least in my head). natural leader without actually saying much of anything because people instinctively trust him.

when I first read the book and pictured an actor I pictured a guy from a soap opera (listen i was a young teen) Drake Hogestyn who played Jack Black.

by Anonymousreply 701/25/2020

You ain't seen nothing yet, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 801/25/2020


by Anonymousreply 901/25/2020

[quote] Marilyn Manson as Trashcan Man

BRILLIANT casting.

by Anonymousreply 1001/25/2020

Owen Teague always plays a loser.

by Anonymousreply 1101/25/2020

Why do they keep trying to make this fiction phone book happen onscreen?

by Anonymousreply 1201/25/2020

When? When is this coming out? I want to see it now!

by Anonymousreply 1301/25/2020

I loved the book, however, this story is one that plays better in my head than on the screen. I shan't be watching.

by Anonymousreply 1401/25/2020

Marsden and skaarsgard? Mmmmmmm

by Anonymousreply 1501/25/2020

Well I'm encouraged that Alexander Skarsgård is in the cast, but anything that includes Heather Graham.....

It's funny - I was just thinking about this story this morning when I was reading about the flu outbreak in China

by Anonymousreply 1601/25/2020

"Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg"

Hmmm...I feel my hand drifting towards my tingly bits.

by Anonymousreply 1701/25/2020

[quote]Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg


by Anonymousreply 1801/25/2020

Can they make it into a musical?

by Anonymousreply 1901/25/2020

Whoopie Goldberg as Mother Abigail? A travesty.

by Anonymousreply 2001/25/2020

Read this many years ago as a teen, the one line that I remember is "Harold masturbated bitterly".

by Anonymousreply 2101/25/2020

I don't care for Amber Heard so actually that is good casting for Nadine.

by Anonymousreply 2201/25/2020

A black guy for Larry Underwood? I see they tried to go PC

by Anonymousreply 2301/25/2020

Henry Zaga is gorgeous!

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by Anonymousreply 2401/25/2020

Aside from the Oscar-winning Whoopi, what's up with the c list Oregon basement cast?

Even for TV movies this is pretty bad.

by Anonymousreply 2501/25/2020

[quote] Hmmm...I feel my hand drifting towards my tingly bits.

Stop touching your anus, dear.

by Anonymousreply 2601/25/2020

R25 *should read "C-List bargain basement"

by Anonymousreply 2701/25/2020

R27 I kind of liked Oregon basement, but I admit I was a bit confused there. Don’t you love that helpful autocorrect?

by Anonymousreply 2801/26/2020

Why can James Marsden just go full frontal? 😊

by Anonymousreply 2901/26/2020

I hope r29 meant "Why [bold]can't[/bold] James Marsden just go full frontal?"

by Anonymousreply 3001/26/2020

R30 I certainly do! He's beautiful!

by Anonymousreply 3101/26/2020

I agree the casting is pretty pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 3201/27/2020

I like Owen Teague a lot, but i thought Harold was supposed to be fat and ugly.

by Anonymousreply 3301/30/2020

Should I read it first?

by Anonymousreply 3401/30/2020

Are they going to be brave and include all the magical stuff or will this be A Walking Dead clone?

by Anonymousreply 3501/30/2020

With the way things are going, this might prove to be a bad investment.

by Anonymousreply 3601/30/2020


What do you mean?

by Anonymousreply 3701/30/2020

[quote]this story is one that plays better in my head than on the screen. I shan't be watching.

Oh, shan't you?

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by Anonymousreply 3801/30/2020

The original was so bad and cheesy. M-O-O-N

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by Anonymousreply 3901/30/2020

R37 lives under a rock.

by Anonymousreply 4002/02/2020

Remake [italic]Cujo[/italic] if you want a Stephen King book in need of a good film version.

by Anonymousreply 4102/02/2020

[quote]James Marsden as Stu Redman

[quote]Eion Bailey as Teddy Weizak

[quote]Hamish Linklater as Dr. Ellis

Three of my favorite fantasy sperm depositors. I've wanted each of them, Eion Bailey and his spermsicle in particular, since the first time I saw him. Any chance they're in scenes together? I so don't remember this book.

Oh, and for whoever doesn't think Jimmy Marsden could carry it, I have two words: Rob Blow.

by Anonymousreply 4202/02/2020

[quote]Owen Teague as Harold Lauder

I don't know huh, but looking at pictures, he's adorkable, not the fat, ugly loser Harold is supposed to be.

by Anonymousreply 4302/02/2020

[quote]Wasn't Stu Redman a kind of laconic, rugged Texan type, if I recall the book correctly? King never really got too much into physical descriptions and I quite got a feel for how old the Stu character was. Mid-30's to mid-40's was my guess.

In the original version, he was a Vietnam vet, so more likely late-20s/early-30s.

by Anonymousreply 4402/02/2020

Um, didn't they already make it as a movie? I saw it, also read the book. It's like Hollywood and the production of TV has run out of original ideas.

by Anonymousreply 4502/02/2020

[quote]Um, didn't they already make it as a movie?

They made it as a mediocre miniseries.

They also made It as a miniseries and did a remake and that turned out pretty well.

by Anonymousreply 4602/02/2020

What's with all of the Skaarsgard's doing Stephen King properties? Is he a family friend or something?

by Anonymousreply 4702/02/2020

[quote]Owen Teague as Harold Lauder

He was also in "It" and "It Chapter Two."

by Anonymousreply 4802/02/2020

R48 Yes! He was Patrick Hockstetter, which makes sense considering how naturally creepy he looks.

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by Anonymousreply 4902/02/2020

On a related note, I read that someone is working on a script for a remake of Salem's Lot - in the right hands, that has the potential to be good!

The Stand is certainly very timely, but the final third of the book went off the rails with the deaf/mute guy as some kind of christ-like prophet. As far as what caused the plague - an AIDS-like virus - it's probably more of a realistic depiction of a killer virus than all the zombie shit on Walking Dead or other similar type shows

by Anonymousreply 5002/02/2020

[quote]The Stand is certainly very timely, but the final third of the book went off the rails with the deaf/mute guy as some kind of christ-like prophet

M-O-O-N, that spells "Your memory isn't as good as you think it is."

by Anonymousreply 5102/02/2020

I'm just here for Marilyn Manson as Trashcan Man.

by Anonymousreply 5202/02/2020

I am sitting with you r52

by Anonymousreply 5302/02/2020

Harold started off fat but lost the weight as the book went on. I love that they cast Owen Teague.

Not crazy about the age discrepancy between Stu and Frannie but I like Marsden so I'll live with it.

by Anonymousreply 5402/02/2020

I hope the spend a good amount of time on the outbreak and societal breakdown.

by Anonymousreply 5502/02/2020

Age differences go out the window during an apocalypse.

by Anonymousreply 5602/02/2020

I hope they add in the parts from the unabridged version that are basically 'and nothing of value was lost', basically the ones who died but not from the flu. (which of course falls into r55 but is a distinct subcategory)

by Anonymousreply 5702/02/2020


Age difference is from the book.

by Anonymousreply 5802/02/2020

There's also an age difference between Nadine and Harold. In the book Nadine is saving herself for Randall Flagg so she and Harold do everything except vaginal intercourse.

by Anonymousreply 5902/02/2020

Stu was not more than twice Frannie's age in the book. Marsden is 46 and Odessa is 22.

by Anonymousreply 6002/02/2020

[quote]Eion Bailey as Teddy Weizak

From head-to-toe, he will forever be my ultimate type. As if the face couldn't be more perfect, he has a really hairy body which is perfection.

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by Anonymousreply 6102/02/2020


That spells EIon Bailey

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by Anonymousreply 6302/02/2020

Baby, Can You Dig Your Man

by Anonymousreply 6402/02/2020

I just started watching the old miniseries after reading this thread.

by Anonymousreply 6502/02/2020

R65, 90s shit, ain't it?

by Anonymousreply 6602/02/2020

r66 I literally just started the first episode. The only thing that struck me was Gary Sinise is a lot beefier here than I know him as Lieutenant Dan which must have been filmed around the same time. So far I have recognized a few character actors and Ed Harris.

by Anonymousreply 6702/02/2020

Oh and Joe Bob Briggs that used to have that late night show that I used to watch like Rhonda Shears "UP all night"

by Anonymousreply 6802/02/2020

How did Bronson Pinchot not get a role in the original?

by Anonymousreply 6902/02/2020

Molly Ringwald (Frannie) looks better with dark hair and Corin Nemec as Harold in the miniseries is thin too as opposed to the book.

by Anonymousreply 7002/02/2020

Rob Lowe was so pretty

by Anonymousreply 7102/02/2020

[quote]Amber Heard as Nadine Cross

So does she beat the shit out of Flagg? Because no one's buying her being a victim.

by Anonymousreply 7202/02/2020

Still watching the first episode and Kathy Bates is in it, that is the thinnest I have ever seen her.

by Anonymousreply 7302/02/2020

"The dark man is coming!"

by Anonymousreply 7402/02/2020

That was one hell of a mullet on Randall Flagg

by Anonymousreply 7502/02/2020

LMAO at Trash Can Man "my life for you". Marilyn Manson should be really interesting.

by Anonymousreply 7602/04/2020

Instead of being angry and fat, they'll updated the Harold Lauder character for the 21st century and make him an Incel.

by Anonymousreply 7702/04/2020

Actually, that's a pretty good idea.

by Anonymousreply 7802/04/2020

Will they include the scene where The Kid rapes Trashcan Man with a gun?

by Anonymousreply 7902/04/2020

Harold was an Incel. These guys have always been around they just didn't have a name.

by Anonymousreply 8002/04/2020

R79 was that in the book? I read the book 30 years ago so it's been awhile.

by Anonymousreply 8102/04/2020

yes r81 but in the unabridged version. perhaps you read the original

by Anonymousreply 8202/04/2020

King said he regretted that The Kid was cut from the original version.

by Anonymousreply 8302/04/2020

Many of King's books include scenes of males being sodomized.

by Anonymousreply 8402/04/2020

Thanks r81, I read my brother's book which he got in the early 80's so must have been an original so that must be why I didn't know about that. My brother is 7 years older than me and when he went to college I got a lot of his old books and that was the first Stephen King book I ever read.

by Anonymousreply 8502/04/2020

I don't remember who the hell Teddy Weizak is and I just reread the book a few months ago

by Anonymousreply 8602/04/2020

King played Teddy (badly) in the miniseries

by Anonymousreply 8702/04/2020

The Stand and Night Shift are my favorite King books

by Anonymousreply 8802/04/2020

I think Teddy was the one who came up with Harold Lauders nickname when they were cleaning up dead bodies. Ace?

by Anonymousreply 8902/04/2020

I also loved the story Apt Pupil and felt the movie didn't do it justice as is the case for most of his books except for The Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption

by Anonymousreply 9002/04/2020

r88 again, I didn't mean Night Shift, I meant Different Seasons. Get those books mixed up since they both have short stories. Different Seasons had Shawshank and Apt Pupil.

by Anonymousreply 9102/04/2020

I love so many but I think my favorite long story besides the stand was the talisman

by Anonymousreply 9202/04/2020

I have never read The Talisman. Will have to check it out.

by Anonymousreply 9302/04/2020

Stand By Me was also one of the better King movies and that story was also in Different Seasons but it was called "The Body"

by Anonymousreply 9402/04/2020

you can skip the recent sequel. it's not very good r93. the talisman was written with Peter Straub

by Anonymousreply 9502/04/2020

I had a coworker that used to say "Down the stairs college boy" which was from the story Graveyard Shift

by Anonymousreply 9602/04/2020

r92 I just read The Talisman thanks to you. I was off work today and found it online.

by Anonymousreply 9702/05/2020

... do you still value my opinion or should I hide out for a while r97?

by Anonymousreply 9802/05/2020

It wasn't one of my favorites but I enjoyed it r98. For the longer stories I prefer The Stand and The Green Mile.

by Anonymousreply 9902/05/2020

the Green Mile makes me cry. which pisses me off because a: I am an adult and b: i have read the book multiple times, it's not a surprise to me.

by Anonymousreply 10002/05/2020

If I recall Teddy Wiezak worked the gravedigging detail with Harold in Boulder.

Stu is supposed to be 32 in the book but reads as older because he’s a Vietnam vet ( there is the first version that’s set in 1979, then the unabridged is set in 1990) and is also a young widower.

by Anonymousreply 10102/05/2020

Now I found the complete and uncut version of The Stand online, going to start reading it since I read the original version so long ago.

by Anonymousreply 10202/05/2020

if you had a throwaway email address, i have almost all his books in epub format, like 48 of them anyway

by Anonymousreply 10302/05/2020

I wish I knew you IRL, also wish we could edit these posts so if I posted my e-mail I could delete it later

by Anonymousreply 10402/05/2020

it's really easy to find downloads of the books. I tested one of these for example and it was fine. the ine I got long ago was one file with all the books, these are individuals.

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by Anonymousreply 10502/05/2020

Thanks r105

by Anonymousreply 10602/05/2020

I started reading the expanded edition of The Stand, damnit I know I will get nothing else done this weekend.

by Anonymousreply 10702/07/2020

I think the miniseries was well cast except for Molly Ringwald as Frannie, she was not pretty enough.

The expanded edition of The Stand has a different ending than the original, now I read that the new movie will have a different ending. I think the ending in the expanded version is the best, but more depressing.

by Anonymousreply 10802/10/2020

How is the movie 'The Dark Tower'? It's playing on Showtime now.

by Anonymousreply 10902/20/2020

It's not bad, R109.

Stephen King movies do much better when they have a budget to work with.

by Anonymousreply 11002/20/2020

Who is Cobb?

by Anonymousreply 11102/20/2020

I hope the producers manage to dig up the Laura San Giacomo wig from the miniseries for Amber Heard to wear.

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by Anonymousreply 11306/19/2020

Rob Lowe was hot in the mini series

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by Anonymousreply 11406/19/2020

[quote] Marilyn Manson as Trashcan Man

Typecasting, I see.

by Anonymousreply 11506/19/2020

Hated the miniseries ,but I will watch this one as The Stand is an all time favorite book ever . I reread it every few years and it always has something new Ive never noticed before. If you like this type of novel ,I suggest reading Swan Song by Robert McCammon .

by Anonymousreply 11606/19/2020

[quote]I hope the producers manage to dig up the Laura San Giacomo wig from the miniseries for Amber Heard to wear.

Mayhap they is, and mayhap they ain't.

by Anonymousreply 11706/19/2020

Oooh it's happening, it's really happening.

by Anonymousreply 11806/21/2020

Dec 17

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by Anonymousreply 11908/31/2020

I hope the whole thing isn't shot as dark as the trailer.

by Anonymousreply 12008/31/2020

Is CBS All Access free? I don’t have cable.

by Anonymousreply 12108/31/2020

^It'll be uploaded to a pirate streaming site the same day, so relax.

by Anonymousreply 12208/31/2020

[quote]Is CBS All Access free?

No, but you can get a 30-day free trial. Wait until The Stand is finished broadcasting to sign up, as I think it's one ep per week rather than a season-long dump site.

by Anonymousreply 12308/31/2020

Thanks R119!

I really enjoyed the 1995 miniseries, even the casting (except for Molly Ringwald and the kid who played Harold was actually far too handsome). Adam Storke as Larry was gorgeous, the the actors who played Tom Cullen, Ralph Brenter, Trashcan Man and Stu Redman really worked well. I was dismayed to see Rob Lowe cast as Nick, but his performance won me over. I don’t think I could see anyone as Lloyd Henreid but Miguel Ferrrar. The soundtrack was excellent too.

That said, I will definitely be watching. Jamie Sheridan did a good job as Flag but he was scary to look at, with that crazy mullet frightwig. Randall Flagg is supposed to be very ordinary looking, handsome but not over the top evil/crazy looking.

by Anonymousreply 12408/31/2020

Is it possible to watch the old miniseries anywhere now?

by Anonymousreply 12508/31/2020

R125 Yes! It’s on YouTube now.0

by Anonymousreply 12608/31/2020

Thanks R126! I’m going to watch it now.

by Anonymousreply 12708/31/2020

I have a feeling it's going to be terrible.

by Anonymousreply 12809/18/2020

Hawk. Teddy names Harold Hawk.

by Anonymousreply 12909/18/2020

Official trailer

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by Anonymousreply 13010/09/2020

I think it looks horrible. Why not a single one scene of actual end of the world? It's the best part.

by Anonymousreply 13110/10/2020

Watching the trailer did not make me want to watch the show. (I tried, though. It's not on until December.)

by Anonymousreply 13210/10/2020

The more I see of the reboot, the less interested I am in it.

by Anonymousreply 13310/10/2020

Agree R133. The Boulder stuff with Mama whatsherass and the man in black is by far the least interesting part of the book. It seems to be the main focus of this show which will be a huge problem.

by Anonymousreply 13410/10/2020

DL Icon Ezra Miller is announced as Trashcan Man.

I'm surprised they kept a lid on it that well.

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by Anonymousreply 135Last Thursday at 8:26 AM

I thought Marilyn Manson was trash can man?

by Anonymousreply 136Last Friday at 10:08 PM

This series appears to be redundant given we are living it.

by Anonymousreply 137Last Friday at 10:42 PM
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