Nat Wolff is having a good year. The Stuck In Love actor stars in next month’s much buzzed about The Fault In Our Stars, and now THR reports he’s set to reteam with the director of both those movie for the planned film version of Stephen King’s The Stand.
Although impossible to boil down to a simple plot, The Stand’s over-arcing premise sees a plague known as Captain Trips wiping out pretty much everyone in the world. The survivors then begin sharing a dream of a strange, evil figure, and slowly come together to try and defeat the anti-Christ like Randall Flaggs. It’s basically good vs. evil told on a massive, apocalyptic scale. It was turned into a miniseries in 1994, but despite being much loved by many, the huge plot and ensemble narrative have defeated numerous attempts to take it to the big screen.
Josh Boone, who signed on to write and direct this adaptation in February, apparently wrote a part in the screenplay specifically for Wolff, so the helmer must really like working with the young actor. However, it isn’t known if he’s be playing a character from novel or id this is a brand new role created for the movie.
Boone comments, “He’s a wonderful improviser, he’s my secret weapon, my lucky rabbit’s foot. Two or three of the biggest laughs in my first movie, he improvised. He’s gonna be in every movie I make.”
Nat Wolff responded, “We just immediately bonded; it was just love at first sight. We started arguing about movies we disagreed on, and we have a shorthand together now. I don’t like somebody who just talks my ear off anyway, so I like that we have that relationship.”