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.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||Last Friday at 10:42 PM|
Can’t wait to see this. Wasn’t there a TV movie a long time ago?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/25/2020|
R1 why are you asking like you don’t know about the mini-series? 🙄🙄🙄
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/25/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||01/25/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||01/25/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||01/25/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||01/25/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||01/25/2020|
You ain't seen nothing yet, bitches!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/25/2020|
[quote] Marilyn Manson as Trashcan Man
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/25/2020|
Owen Teague always plays a loser.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/25/2020|
Why do they keep trying to make this fiction phone book happen onscreen?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/25/2020|
When? When is this coming out? I want to see it now!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/25/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 14||01/25/2020|
Marsden and skaarsgard? Mmmmmmm
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/25/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||01/25/2020|
"Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg"
Hmmm...I feel my hand drifting towards my tingly bits.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/25/2020|
[quote]Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/25/2020|
Can they make it into a musical?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/25/2020|
Whoopie Goldberg as Mother Abigail? A travesty.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/25/2020|
Read this many years ago as a teen, the one line that I remember is "Harold masturbated bitterly".
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/25/2020|
I don't care for Amber Heard so actually that is good casting for Nadine.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/25/2020|
A black guy for Larry Underwood? I see they tried to go PC
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/25/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||01/25/2020|
[quote] Hmmm...I feel my hand drifting towards my tingly bits.
Stop touching your anus, dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/25/2020|
R25 *should read "C-List bargain basement"
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/25/2020|
R27 I kind of liked Oregon basement, but I admit I was a bit confused there. Don’t you love that helpful autocorrect?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/26/2020|
Why can James Marsden just go full frontal? 😊
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/26/2020|
I hope r29 meant "Why [bold]can't[/bold] James Marsden just go full frontal?"
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/26/2020|
R30 I certainly do! He's beautiful!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/26/2020|
I agree the casting is pretty pathetic.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/27/2020|
I like Owen Teague a lot, but i thought Harold was supposed to be fat and ugly.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/30/2020|
Are they going to be brave and include all the magical stuff or will this be A Walking Dead clone?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/30/2020|
With the way things are going, this might prove to be a bad investment.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/30/2020|
[quote]this story is one that plays better in my head than on the screen. I shan't be watching.
Oh, shan't you?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/30/2020|
The original was so bad and cheesy. M-O-O-N
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/30/2020|
Remake [italic]Cujo[/italic] if you want a Stephen King book in need of a good film version.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/02/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 42||02/02/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 43||02/02/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 44||02/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||02/02/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 46||02/02/2020|
What's with all of the Skaarsgard's doing Stephen King properties? Is he a family friend or something?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/02/2020|
[quote]Owen Teague as Harold Lauder
He was also in "It" and "It Chapter Two."
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/02/2020|
R48 Yes! He was Patrick Hockstetter, which makes sense considering how naturally creepy he looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||02/02/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 51||02/02/2020|
I'm just here for Marilyn Manson as Trashcan Man.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/02/2020|
I am sitting with you r52
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||02/02/2020|
I hope the spend a good amount of time on the outbreak and societal breakdown.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/02/2020|
Age differences go out the window during an apocalypse.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 57||02/02/2020|
Age difference is from the book.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 59||02/02/2020|
Stu was not more than twice Frannie's age in the book. Marsden is 46 and Odessa is 22.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/02/2020|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||02/02/2020|
Baby, Can You Dig Your Man
|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/02/2020|
I just started watching the old miniseries after reading this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 67||02/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||02/02/2020|
How did Bronson Pinchot not get a role in the original?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||02/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 70||02/02/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 72||02/02/2020|
Still watching the first episode and Kathy Bates is in it, that is the thinnest I have ever seen her.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/02/2020|
"The dark man is coming!"
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/02/2020|
That was one hell of a mullet on Randall Flagg
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/02/2020|
LMAO at Trash Can Man "my life for you". Marilyn Manson should be really interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/04/2020|
Instead of being angry and fat, they'll updated the Harold Lauder character for the 21st century and make him an Incel.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/04/2020|
Actually, that's a pretty good idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/04/2020|
Will they include the scene where The Kid rapes Trashcan Man with a gun?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/04/2020|
Harold was an Incel. These guys have always been around they just didn't have a name.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/04/2020|
R79 was that in the book? I read the book 30 years ago so it's been awhile.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||02/04/2020|
yes r81 but in the unabridged version. perhaps you read the original
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/04/2020|
King said he regretted that The Kid was cut from the original version.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/04/2020|
Many of King's books include scenes of males being sodomized.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||02/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 85||02/04/2020|
I don't remember who the hell Teddy Weizak is and I just reread the book a few months ago
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/04/2020|
King played Teddy (badly) in the miniseries
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/04/2020|
The Stand and Night Shift are my favorite King books
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/04/2020|
I think Teddy was the one who came up with Harold Lauders nickname when they were cleaning up dead bodies. Ace?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 90||02/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 91||02/04/2020|
I love so many but I think my favorite long story besides the stand was the talisman
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/04/2020|
I have never read The Talisman. Will have to check it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 94||02/04/2020|
you can skip the recent sequel. it's not very good r93. the talisman was written with Peter Straub
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/04/2020|
I had a coworker that used to say "Down the stairs college boy" which was from the story Graveyard Shift
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/04/2020|
r92 I just read The Talisman thanks to you. I was off work today and found it online.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/05/2020|
... do you still value my opinion or should I hide out for a while r97?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/05/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 99||02/05/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 100||02/05/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 101||02/05/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 102||02/05/2020|
if you had a throwaway email address, i have almost all his books in epub format, like 48 of them anyway
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/05/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 104||02/05/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/05/2020|
I started reading the expanded edition of The Stand, damnit I know I will get nothing else done this weekend.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||02/07/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 108||02/10/2020|
How is the movie 'The Dark Tower'? It's playing on Showtime now.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/20/2020|
It's not bad, R109.
Stephen King movies do much better when they have a budget to work with.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||02/20/2020|
I hope the producers manage to dig up the Laura San Giacomo wig from the miniseries for Amber Heard to wear.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||05/08/2020|
Rob Lowe was hot in the mini series
|by Anonymous||reply 114||06/19/2020|
[quote] Marilyn Manson as Trashcan Man
Typecasting, I see.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||06/19/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 116||06/19/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 117||06/19/2020|
Oooh it's happening, it's really happening.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||06/21/2020|
I hope the whole thing isn't shot as dark as the trailer.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||08/31/2020|
Is CBS All Access free? I don’t have cable.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||08/31/2020|
^It'll be uploaded to a pirate streaming site the same day, so relax.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||08/31/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 123||08/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 124||08/31/2020|
Is it possible to watch the old miniseries anywhere now?
|by Anonymous||reply 125||08/31/2020|
R125 Yes! It’s on YouTube now.0
|by Anonymous||reply 126||08/31/2020|
Thanks R126! I’m going to watch it now.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||08/31/2020|
I have a feeling it's going to be terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||09/18/2020|
Hawk. Teddy names Harold Hawk.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||09/18/2020|
I think it looks horrible. Why not a single one scene of actual end of the world? It's the best part.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||10/10/2020|
Watching the trailer did not make me want to watch the show. (I tried, though. It's not on until December.)
|by Anonymous||reply 132||10/10/2020|
The more I see of the reboot, the less interested I am in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||10/10/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 134||10/10/2020|
DL Icon Ezra Miller is announced as Trashcan Man.
I'm surprised they kept a lid on it that well.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||Last Thursday at 8:26 AM|
I thought Marilyn Manson was trash can man?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||Last Friday at 10:08 PM|
This series appears to be redundant given we are living it.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||Last Friday at 10:42 PM|