During an online interview with Dr. Robi Ludwig on her YouTube show Talking Live, King said that Award-winning director Oliver Stone once considered his life for a film.
“Oliver Stone wanted to make this movie. (But) Kevin Costner is working on a contract to do a six-part story of my life, with someone playing me as a youngster,” King said.
The signatures on the series have just been finalized, so no casting or director choices have been made yet. “Kevin Costner has a big company and they made the deal just before this pandemic,” he said.
As for who he would want to portray him in the series, King’s go-to actor is Ben Affleck.
“Who would play me? I guess Ben Affleck. He’s very good looking but he’s a really good actor. I mostly look like Brad Pitt – I’m mistaken for Brad Pitt all the time,” King joked.
During the interview, Ludwig also asked King what three things he would wish for right now.
“I would like to live forever, because I am so curious, and I want to know what is going to happen. My wife said to me, ‘If you live forever you won’t know anybody in 30 years.’ But I said ‘I’ll make new friends’. I’m curious about the world, but I don’t want to go.”
This contrasts with what King told Ludwig earlier in the interview, when he mentioned that after his stroke, he realized that there was nothing else to live for.
“When they told me everything that happened to me, I looked at myself and said ‘I have done everything I could do in a fanatic career’. Can you find me a pill with which I can just exit the planet? I’m ready to go, I want to go,” he said.