Bet you weren't expecting an ex-Nickelodeon tween star to be the first one cast in Stephen King adaptation The Stand. But THR reports that's exactly the case, as the adaptation's new director Josh Boone has a long-standing relationship with Nat Wolff, who has already starred in both of Boone's films so far, Stuck in Love and The Fault in Our Stars.
Those teen-friendly romantic dramas are a far cry from King's horror fantasy tome, but Boone is a longtime fan of King's and even wrote him a fan letter when he was 12 years old, and by all accounts, Wolff is a total scene-stealer in Fault, so I say more power to them if collaborating frequently fuels the creative juices. It certainly works for many other director-actor duos.
Boone says he is writing a role especially for Wolff, though it's unclear if this means he's writing a brand new character or just tailoring one from the book to fit his sensibilities. There are certainly plenty to choose from.
It was previously reported that Boone will be adapting the book into one single R-rated film.