Stephen King’s The Stand: Marilyn Manson Recorded New Music and Filmed a Role for the Upcoming Miniseries

  • Axl Rosenberg

After It made a ton of money, Hollywood went on a Stephen King adaptation tear. This year alone, we’ve gotten or are getting at least three King adaptations — Pet SemataryDoctor Sleep, and It Chapter Two — with adaptations of just about every other major King work (and some minor ones) currently in various stages of development.

The Stand — a 1,300 page doorstopper of a novel — s being adapted into a 10-episode limited series on CBS All Access, which director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars, the forever-delayed New Mutants) will helm. The cast thus far reportedly includes James Marsden, Amber Heard, Whoopi Goldberg… and, apparently, Marilyn Manson.

The shock rocker broke the news during a new interview with Revolver, in which he also revealed that he recorded some new music for the series:

“Shooter [Jennings] and I did a cover of ‘The End’ by the Doors, for a new miniseries of ‘The Stand’ by Stephen King, which I’m also going to be acting in.”

As to who Manson will play in the series, well… we have no idea! He would be a fairly obvious choice for the story’s heavy, Randall Flagg, but I’m guessing his role won’t be nearly so substantial.

Meanwhile, does anyone wanna hear Manson cover The Doors? Like, who’s fucking idea was that bullshit? Jim Morrison would probably spin in his grave if people didn’t leave tons of drugs on it every day.

The Stand will start streaming sometime next year.

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