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Matthew McConaughey Wanted For Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ And Former Michael Mann Project ‘Gold’

Matthew McConaughey Wanted For Stephen King's 'The Stand' And Former Michael Mann Project 'Gold'

With his reputation as a substantive actor revived, an Oscar in his rec room, Christopher Nolan‘s "Interstellar" on the way and Gus Van Sant‘s "Sea Of Trees" now filming, Matthew McConaughey is in the enviable position of having his pick of projects. Two very intriguing offers have now crossed his transom.

Warner Bros. are very keen to get their 3-hour, R-rated adaptation Stephen King‘s "The Stand" off the ground, and the studio wants McConaughey to take the key role of Randall Flagg, the evil sorcerer who unleashes mayhem after a plague wipes out most of the world’s population. While we’ll leave to it King fans to determine  McConaughey’s merits in the role, that his name has emerged as such makes us wonder if WB aren’t going to greenlight the Josh Boone directed effort unless they get a big name as as an anchor. 3-hour R-rated movies aren’t made often for a reason —they are expensive, and the limited audience means making them successful is a challenge— and the studio may want an A-list talent to entice moviegoers.

Meanwhile, McConaughey is also being courted for the long developing "Gold." Once attached to Michael Mann and then to Spike Lee, Stephen Gaghan ("Syriana") is now going to helm this project, a "Treasure Of The Sierra Madre"-esque tale based on the true story of the 1993 Bre-X Mineral Corporation scandal. Given how long this project has been developing, this too probably requires an A-list talent. For now, Gaghan will direct the pilot of AMC‘s "White City" —"a geopolitical drama following Western diplomats and journalists living in Afghanistan"— as he awaits word about McConaughey.

Which of these will the actor take? One? Both? Neither? [Deadline/The Wrap]

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Comments

wayne

the first film was six hours long and mist so much out it wasn't that good this one three hours and will probably be a loud of crap why not do the film like the book (the stand) it's not a complicatet film to make but that film i will not watch same like under the dome not the same like the book and a load of rubbish.

j

Whatever happened to Gaghan's CANDY STORE project? It seemed everyone wanted to do that for a while.

Alex

Worth nothing Boone said on twitter he wants MM for Stu and Christian Bale for Flagg.

Rob

This news is interested, but am I alone when I say I really wanna see Mathew play Jesse Custer in AMC's Preacher???

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