Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman Sharpening Stakes for Stoker

Nicole KidmanAnd even more news continuing on late into Friday evening. It sounds as if two of Hollywood’s top stars are looking to engage in some bitey activity in the new film from the director of Oldboy.

According to The L.A. Times both Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman (pictured right) are in talks to star in Chan-Wook Park’s Stoker.

Firth, the British actor receiving major Oscar buzz for his portrayal of King George VI in The King’s Speech, is negotiating to join the family mystery-drama that South Korean filmmaker Chan Wook-Park (Oldboy, Thirst) is making as his first English-language movie.

Nicole Kidman, herself gaining award season buzz for her turn as a grieving mother in Rabbit Hole, is also negotiating to come aboard in a lead part.

Penned by actor Wentworth Miller, Stoker tells of a girl and her mother who are visited by a mysterious uncle after the girl’s father dies. Kidman would play the mother and Firth the uncle. The Fox Searchlight film, which is being produced by Ridley Scott’s production company and will star Mia Wasikowska as the girl, India Stoker, is set to start shooting in late spring.

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  • Masked Slasher

    I love it when Nicole does genre stuff.

    • GJW

      “The Others”. GREAT fucking movie!! Had me guessing all the way through, and I usually get what’s going on 1/4 of the way in. It surprised me, and I LOVED that!! Anyway, just saying…..”The Others” was a cool flick.
      “I have all the characteristics of a human being.Blood, flesh,skin,hair;but not a single,clear,identifiable emotion,except for greed and disgust.”

      • Vanvance1

        The Others was brilliant. I had it figured out right away, but the reason for that is the movie followed all the ‘ghost rules’. I loved that. It’s a strong film in every respect and its success never hinges on the twist alone.