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Stephen King's The Stand TV Adaptation Reportedly Eyeing Some Huge Stars

CBS All Access is reportedly keeping its eye on some major stars to cast for its upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. Based on the novel of the same name, the plot follows the last surviving members of humanity after the rest of the world is wiped out by a deadly plague.

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According to Collider, a list of huge names are currently in negotiations to star in the upcoming CBS All Access drama. It's unconfirmed at this point, but Amber Heard, Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden and Greg Kinnear are supposedly close to finalizing their deals to join the cast. Odessa Young and Henry Zaga are also rumored to take part in the show.

As of right now, none of the names listed are confirmed. There's been no official word from CBS All Access regarding casting news.

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Already confirmed for the series are The New Mutants director Josh Boone and SEAL Team creator Benjamin Cavell, both of whom will be adapting the critically acclaimed book. The first season is expected to run for 10 episodes. With casting currently underway, the show will soon enter its pre-production phase.

With no premiere date set, The Stand is scheduled to air on CBS All Access.

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