Scott Cooper Leaves Stephen King Adaptation ‘The Stand’

By Will Ashton


Another director has left the re-adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. Steve Kloves, David Yates and Ben Affleck have come and gone from the project, and now Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), who was latest to attempt to rewrite and direct the film, has left the film as well.

The Wrap reveals that “creative differences” (of course) has caused Cooper and Warner Brothers to split ways on the film. Apparently, according to The Hollywood Reporter Twitter account, the specific difference of opinion came from the film’s rating, with Cooper wanting an R and WB wanting the film to be PG-13.

To be fair, The Stand is not the easiest book to adapt to the big screen. However, it does seem like WB is having quite a bit of difficult bringing this film to the screen, though. Maybe it’s time for the company to drop this. Whether or not they decide to do that, we’ll have to see.


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