Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman team for Stoker?
One of those casting rumors we like to repeat because the internet makes it true. Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth are in talks to appear together in Stoker, a family suspense thriller by Korean director Park Chan-wook (Oldboys, Thirst). Scheduled by Fox Searchlight to begin shooting as soon as early this Spring, Stoker involves a girl and her mother who are visited by a mysterious uncle after the girl’s father dies. Local residents begin to go missing and the girl suspects her uncle may be the cause. (Shades of Shadow of a Doubt?) Colin would play the uncle with Nicole as the mother and Mia Wasikowska as the girl, India Stoker.
With all the surnames in the world to choose from, am I twisted for wishing that somehow these mysterious disappearances might somehow be related to creepy happenings explored by another Stoker over 100 years ago? Screenwriter Wentworth Miller says, Not quite:
It‚Äôs got a lot of elements of the Dracula mythology in its story… It‚Äôs not a vampire story. It‚Äôs not about vampires at least with the teeth and the desire to suck your blood but it is a thriller and it is about an individual who preys on the innocent.