Over the past few weeks, casting for CBS All Access and The New Mutants director Josh Boone's 10-part limited series adaptation of Stephen king's The Stand has really been heating up. So far we know the current cast includes James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg, Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear, Odessa Young, and Henry Zaga. And today we have word that none other than Marilyn Manson himself has a role in the upcoming series.

Yes, in a recent interview, Marilyn Manson revealed this.

"I also 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."
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Cooler than the shock-rocker having an undisclosed role in the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand just might be the fact that he is doing a cover of The Doors' famous tune "The End." For those of you out there that might not know the song from the title alone, think of the beginning (and climax) of The Godfather and The Conversation director Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam nightmare Apocalypse Now starring Martin Sheen. It's the song that plays over the opening credits and the final strike against Marlon Brando's character. Anyhow, the song will fit into the context of The Stand perfectly. After all, Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper" made a killer opening diddy for the 1994 ABC miniseries adaptation from director Mick Garris.

Now for those of you out there that are shocked by this update, don't be, Manson is no stranger to the screen. The rocker has had bit roles in movies such as David Lynch's Lost Highway with Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette, Darren Stein's Jawbreaker with Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, and Judy Greer, and Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's Party Monster with Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green, and Dylan McDermott. As well as a starring role in Corey Asraf and John Swab's Let Me Make You a Martyr costarring Mark Boone Junior and Sam Quartin.

Manson has also been a presence on TV more and more these days with roles in shows such as Californication with David Duchovny, Eastbound & Down with Danny McBride, Once Upon a Time with Jennifer Morrison and Ginnifer Goodwin, and Sons of Anarchy with Charlie Hunnam and Ron Perlman. /salem-season-3-trailer-marilyn-manson/He also had a role in Salem with Janet Montgomery and Shane West, and most recently The New Pope with Jude Law and John Malkovich.

As mentioned above, Manson will be joining a cast which currently includes James Marsden as Stu Redman, Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman, Odessa Young as Frannie Goldsmith, and Henry Zaga as Nick Andros. There is no word currently on just who Manson will be playing, but don't worry, I'm sure he won't be playing the role of uber-villain Randall Flagg. But then again, who knows? Maybe Manson would make a killer Randall Flagg. You never know.

Josh Boone is all set to direct all ten episodes of The Stand from a series of screenplays he co-wrote along with Ben Cavell. Boone and Cavell will also executive produce the new take on King's classic novel along with Roy Lee, Jimmy Miller, and Richard P. Rubinstein. Stephen King's son, Owen King, is the show's producer. It's set to hit CBS All Access sometime in 2020. This story comes to us from a recent interview Manson held with Revolver.

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