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.
I spoke with Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland, Jane Eyre) briefly on the Nashville set (set report), but there wasn’t any time for a formal conversation, so I was excited to catch up with her last month in Los Angeles to talk about her character.
“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.” Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, Alden Ehrenreich, Phyllis Somerville and Dermot Mulroney also star.
Stoker hits theaters March 1st from Fox Searchlight. Head inside for the interview!