From The Wrap:

Josh Boone is nearing a deal to write and direct an adaptation of Stephen King’s acclaimed novel “The Stand” for Warner Bros. and CBS Films, TheWrap has learned.

An individual familiar with the studios’ plans tells TheWrap that Boone will adapt King’s epic novel as a single, R-rated movie that will be faithful to the book.

Warner Bros. and a representative for Boone did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Scott Cooper (“Out of the Furnace”) was most recently attached to direct, though he exited the project in November over creative differences. Ben Affleck and David Yates have also been involved with “The Stand” over the years.

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AuthorJoe Camillieri