Exciting news in film!
Park Chanwook has been rumored to be courting some big names for his Hollywood debut, but it’s finally been confirmed that Colin Firth will star in the Wentworth Miller-penned film, Stoker. Firth, who just won an Oscar for his role in The King’s Speech, will join Nicole Kidman and Alice in Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska for the much-anticipated film.
Wasikowska and Kidman will play a young girl and mother who are visited by an odd uncle (Firth) after their respective father/husband passes away.
Although the film is being touted as a vampire flick, Miller has said that Firth’s character is not a literal blood-sucking vampire, but rather, an individual who preys on the weak. Likewise, according to Dramabeans.com, the story, which is inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, will be less of a classic horror movie, and more of a “sad love story.”
But those who are hoping to see Park’s signature horror mark shouldn’t be worried – the Daily Mail reports that Firth’s character will stab a victim in the neck with scissors and bludgeon someone else to death with a tree branch.
The film is slated for a 2012 release.