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Stephen King Wants Jake Gyllenhaal in "The Stand" Movie

Posted: February 4th, 2011 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Earlier this months, Warner Bros teamed with CBS Films to turn Stephen King's "The Stand" novel into a feature film. King will be involved in some capacity, which is why Entertainment Weekly reached out to him to get his thoughts on the adaptation and find out if he has any casting suggestions.

Here is what the author had to say (exact words):

1. No one will be able to top Gary Sinise, who played Stu Redman in the original ABC miniseries. He was perfect. When he says "You don't know nothing" to the soldiers who are putting him under mandatory quarantine, you believe his contempt completely. My runner-up pick would be Jake Gyllenhaal.

2. I didn't know anything about the remake until I read about it on the Internet.

3. You absolutely can't make it as a two-hour movie. If it was a trilogy of films... maybe.

4. Molly Ringwald won't be playing Fran Goldsmith this time.

5. Rutger Hauer is a little too old to play the Walkin' Dude, and that's too bad.

6. People who've seen Kubrick's "The Shining" dislike the miniseries I wrote (and my amigo Mick Garris directed) even if they haven't seen it. That's always annoyed me. But the wheel of karma turns! This time people will probably say, "The miniseries was lots better." BUT...

7. ...historically speaking, movie studios blow the budget on things like this, so maybe it'll be fun to look at. The dough certainly isn't going to me, although if it is a trilogy, and if it makes a lot of money, I might be able to buy a chicken dinner at Popeye's. Great slaw!

8. Molly Ringwald will probably not play the Trashcan Man, either, but Billy Bob Thornton would be cool. Billy Bob's always cool.

9. They need to write in a lot of heavy-metal for the soundtrack.

10. M-O-O-N, that spells "you probably won't see this anytime soon." And when you do, Woody Allen won't be directing it. Or Molly Ringwald.

Source: EW


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Dre-EL writes:
on February 4th, 2011 at 9:18:48 AM

The dudes got a thing for Molly Ringwald.

I havent seen a good adaptation at the theaters of anything from Stephen King in a long while. Movies based on his books turn out to be krap.
Valerie writes:
on February 4th, 2011 at 9:53:46 AM

Hahah that was actually quite funny.
Captain Bennett writes:
on February 4th, 2011 at 2:11:23 PM

Hilarious, he obviously dislikes Ringwald's "performance" in the original miniseries. That was one of the best adaptations of his work, don't know why they are gonna f*ck with it. Darabont always makes great King movies too, other than that they all pretty much sh*t the bed. What happened to the hard R big screen take on "IT"? They could do much better than the just ok version from the 90's.
minkowski writes:
on February 4th, 2011 at 2:59:21 PM

"Stephen King Wants Jake Gyllenhaal in "The Stand" Movie"

And *we* want Stephen King to stop writing crap.
BobMcBob writes:
on February 4th, 2011 at 5:02:55 PM

no more jake gyllenhaal in anything, unless he's getting f*cked in the ass, which is the only time his acting is convincing

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