Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has announced that he will be joining the cast of the upcoming CBS All Access mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.
The news comes from an interview Manson gave with Revolver, in which he also said that he and Shooter Jennings, son of country icon Waylon Jennings, teamed up to record a new version “The End” by The Doors for the soundtrack for the upcoming adaptation.
Manson did not elaborate on who he would be playing, and with such an expansive cast of characters to choose from, one would be hard-pressed to guess.
We reported only a couple of weeks ago about other actors who had been circling roles in the mini-series including the possibility of Whoopi Goldberg stepping into the role of Mother Abigail.
No doubt Marilyn Manson’s inclusion will have fans on the edge of their seat.
The Stand was an expansive novel by King first published in 1978 and tells the story of a pandemic super-flu that takes out a majority of the population. In the wake of the disaster people begin to dream dreams and find themselves splitting into two camps.
Those that are dark head to Las Vegas and Randall Flagg while those lighter, good souls follow Mother Abigail’s call to Colorado.
The book was previously adapted into a mini-series under the direction of Mick Garris in the 90s starring Ruby Dee, Molly Ringwald, Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe, and Matt Frewer just to name a few!
iHorror will keep you posted on all the latest casting and filming news on The Stand as it becomes available.