Fox Searchlight has locked down a March 1, 2013 release for Park Chan-wook’s english-language debut, Stoker, his vampire tale penned by Ted Foulke (aka Wentworth Miller).
Miller also stars alongside Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, Alden Ehrenreich, Phyllis Somerville and Dermot Mulroney.
“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.”
This is the first in a planned trilogy. Park Chan-wook is the Korean master of genre cinema having directed Oldboy, Sympathy for Mr. Vengenace and Lady Vengeance, along with Thirst and JSA.
A small piece of exclusive casting news as we’re exclusively told that Phyllis Somerville (“Fringe”) has joined the growing cast of Stoker, Korean director Park Chan-wook’s (Oldboy) English-language debut that will also star Wentworth Miller, Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Jacki Weaver, Lucas Till, Dermot Mulroney and Alden Ehrenreich.
Somerville will play Stoker’s housekeeper, Mrs. Garrick.
Penned by Miller on the pseudonym Ted Foulke, “It’s the story of an eccentric teen whose enigmatic and estranged uncle (Firth) who returns to the family after the death of the girl’s father.”
Miller has also written Uncle Charlie, a prequel to Stoker that explores another chapter in the history of an unusual family that has a knack for burying secrets, as well as bodies.
Dermot Mulroney (Abduction, Zodiac, The Grey) has joined the cast of Stoker, the Fox Searchlight thriller written by former “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller.
Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Lucas Till and Jacki Weaver make up the ensemble cast of the pic, which begins lensing later this month in Nashville with Oldboy‘s Chan-wook Park in the director’s chair.
“The story centers on a young woman (Wasikowska) who loses her father and must contend with a mysterious uncle (Goode). Mulroney is playing the woman’s father.”
Lucas Till, the young actor who played Havok in X-Men: First Class, has joined the cast of Stoker, a Fox Searchlight thriller from Oldboy director Park Chan-wook, reports TheWrap.
Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode also star.
The actor Wentworth Miller wrote the movie under the pseudonym Ted Foulke.
Chan-wook Park is directing the movie about a teen who is mourning the death of her father at the same time her mysterious uncle appears in her life.
Chan-Wook Park solidified himself as one of the best directors of the last decade with the Vengeance trilogy, along with the pretty great Thirst and I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK. With Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman set to star and brothers Ridley and Tony Scott producing, his English language debut, Stoker, is beginning to look like a star-studded event.
Last we heard, Colin Firth was being courted for the lead male role in the film, which follows a teenage girl who must deal with the unexpected appearance of a mysterious uncle while mourning the death of her father. Variety just got word that Matthew Goode is in talks for the part. I got to admit, I haven’t seen a lot of Goode’s work, but he was spot on as Ozymandias in Watchmen.
The Fox Searchlight production is set to debut sometime in 2012.