According to Deadline, Warner Bros. and director Josh Boone (The Fault of Our Stars) want to bring on Matthew McConaughy to play the villain Randall Flagg in their big screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. I honestly couldn't think of anyone better to play this role. McConaughey is perfect for the personification of evil in King's apocalyptic classic.
Flagg isn't only a character in The Stand, he has appeared in at least eight other King novels. Sometimes he's the primary antagonist, and other times it's just a cameo appearance. Some of those books include The Eyes of the Dragon and The Dark Tower. Flagg is described by King as "an accomplished sorcerer and a devoted servant of the Outer Dark." He has supernatural abilities involving necromancy, prophecy, and influence over animal and human behavior. His goals basically involve bringing down civilizations through destruction and conflict.
In The Stand, Flagg is a demonic figure who wreaks havoc after a plague kills most of the population. The character was played by Jamie Sheridan in the TV miniseries adaptation.
The director is planning on a 3-hour, R-rated version of this movie, and he wants to fill it with an ensemble cast of A-list actors. If he can get McConaughey on board, the rest of the actors are sure to follow.
I'm really excited about this adaptation and from what I've read about what Boone wants to do with it, and I think the movie is going to turn out awesome!