Amber Heard In Talks To Star In CBS' The Stand Following Johnny Depp Drama

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She might still be dealing with controversy but Amber Heard continues to win big when it comes to her career. The Aquaman star is currently in talks to join CBS All Access' miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand.

The report comes from Collider, which reveals Heard and Westworld star James Marsden are in final negotiations to join the series. Heard is reportedly being offered the role of Nadine Cross, a teacher who is saving her virginity for the mysterious Randall Flagg.

Book readers already know that Nadine Cross has a painful story arc in the novel. Heard, who separated from Johnny Depp citing domestic abuse, might bring something new to Nadine's story.

Marsden is reportedly in talks to play Stu Redman, the leader of the community known as the Free Zone. He finds that he is immune to a fatal disease that has killed off more than 99% of the human population and is compelled to seek out Flagg and defeat him.

Heard and Marsden are not the only big names that CBS is hoping to add to the series. The report also reveals that Whoopi Goldberg is being considered for the role of Mother Abagail while Greg Kinnear could portray Glen Bateman. Young actress Odessa Young is also in talks to play the pregnant Frannie Goldsmith and Henry Zaga is in negotiations to take on the role of Nick Andros, a character played by Rob Lowe in the 1994 miniseries.

Josh Boone will write and executive produce The Stand for CBS All Access.

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