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Christian Bale set for a role in The Stand?

November 20th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Scott Cooper, the man tasked with bringing Stephen King’s The Stand to the big screen, has said that Christian Bale could have a role in his forthcoming adaptation.

The man behind Crazy Heart was first announced as the new writer and director only a few months ago. At the same time he has been working with the Welsh actor on Out of the Furnace.

Talking about the possibility of the former Dark Knight star appearing in the film, he said: “Well Christian’s a part of everything that I’m writing, and I tend to share things with Christian in the infancy stage that I don’t share with other people.  He’s become not only one of my closest friends but a great collaborator and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Christian and me teaming up on many things.”

As for the movie itself, Cooper dropped a few hints at what we can expect. He continued: “It’s a daunting challenge to take a very long and beloved novel and try to condense that to one standalone film.  Some of the stuff I’ve written is harrowing and searingly realistic and very grounded.  Mr. King has been very gracious, is a fan of Crazy Heart and was very happy that I am adapting it, and it’s a process.

“There’s a reason that film hasn’t been made, because it’s the themes and the scope and the size, and of course my approach—much like with Out of the Furnace—is searingly realistic, and that can be a very expensive endeavor but one that perhaps maybe doesn’t marry with how a movie like that should be shot, just because of the sheer expense.”

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….