Josh Boone and Stephen King

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Author Stephen King, left, and writer/director Josh Boone
at a recording studio in Florida in April 2012. (Courtesy photo | Josh Boone)
Virginia Beach is celebrating the success of their native son, Josh Boone, who was recently tapped to direct the Stand. noted,
Several Hollywood news outlets - including Variety - have reported that Boone has or will be hired to direct the film version of King's 1978 post-apocalyptic novel "The Stand." 
It's a coup for a young director, visualizing the work of this generation's greatest horror scribe, but not a total surprise. Boone and King have a connection; the author played himself in Boone's feature debut "Stuck in Love.

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