Ben Affleck to helm `The Stand`?

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2011, 10:49 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actor Ben Affleck has reportedly been roped in to direct the big screen adaptation of Stephen King`s novel "The Stand".

According to, "The Stand" is a story about good versus evil. It focuses on a group of survivors fighting the Anti-christ-like Randall Flagg, and features dozens of characters and overlapping storylines running over many years.

The film by Warner Bros. Pictures was to be directed by "Harry Potter" filmmaker David Yates, but he opted out of the project.