Ben Affleck taking a Stand

Posted: October 22, 2011, 15:30:48

Deadline reports that it's going to be Ben Affleck that's adapting King's The Stand:

Warner Bros has chosen Ben Affleck to adapt and direct The Stand, Stephen King’s apocalyptic mammoth book. Affleck has become a cornerstone director for the studio, but this would be his greatest challenge yet. Even King has been reticent about the idea of making a feature of his book, which previously was turned into a miniseries. With The Town and Gone Baby Gone, Affleck has shown the grit necessary to handle such an unforgettable tale. It’s early days, but the studio loves Affleck, who’s now directing Argo.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

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