Fans of director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengenace, Lady Vengeance, Thirst) only have a few more days to wait before they can see his English-language debut, Stoker. The film, penned by Ted Foulke (aka Wentworth Miller), is a true grower. I liked it when I left the theater, only to realize the next day that I actually loved it.
Star Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut) wasn’t shooting the day I visited Nashville for my set report, so I caught up with her last month at the SLS hotel in Los Angeles. After some talk about the name of this website, we talk about her character, her reaction to Oldboy and whether or not Evelyn Stoker has “bad blood.”
“After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.” Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, Alden Ehrenreich, Phyllis Somerville and Dermot Mulroney all star.
Stoker hits theaters March 1st from Fox Searchlight. Head inside for the interview!