Matthew McConaughey has come a long way since his days of playing the romantic comedy superstar. Now McConaughey is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood and with that respect he now has the ability to pick the roles he desires. Coming off of a year that saw the critical successes of ‘Interstellar’, ‘True Detective’, and ‘Mud’, McConaughey will now be offered the lead villain role in the Stephen King adaptation, ‘The Stand’.
Josh Boone, the writer and director of the new ‘Stand’ adaptation, has stated that he wants the film to get a full four movie treatment. The book, written by horror juggernaut Stephen King, is considered to be one of the finest works in Horror/Fantasy and it truly is an epic narrative. Boone has teased fans who are following the series that ‘The Stand’ will have a cast to ‘blow people’s minds’ and, reportedly at the top of his wish list, is Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg.
In ‘The Stand’, Randall Flagg is an ethereal and demonic, dimension traveling villain that will kill you while laughing himself to tears. This is a character Marc Sparks can really get behind. The charismatic villain, who is filled with supernatural abilities, presents himself as a ‘walking dude’ in cowboy boots and an old button up. He establishes a base of operations in Las Vegas and serves as the primary vessel to move the plot forward. Cameras are reported to start rolling some time in the spring of 2015.