It seems to be official now! Deadline is reporting that Greg Kinnear has signed on to play Glen Bateman in The Stand! Glen is the sociology professor in New Hampshire who begins to travel with Stu Redman (James Marsden).
Actress Heather Graham will play Rita Blakemoor, a wealthy woman who survives Captain Trips and travels with Larry Underwood out of New York City.
Nicholas Lea (The X-Files) is also listed as playing a character named "Norris", but that's all the information we have at the moment. There are two Norris's in the novel - Ed Norris, a NYPD Lieutenant who is on vacation with his family when his son comes down with the flu. There is also a Chad Norris, who is the head of the Burial Crew in the Boulder Free Zone.
What do you think of the casting so far?