Mia Wasikowska is in talks to play the lead in Park Chan-Wook’s fantasy thriller, Stoker.
Stoker is set to be the first English-language film from award-winning Oldboy director, Park Chan-Wook. Interestingly, the script, which was picked up by Ridley and Tony Scott’s Scott Free company, was penned by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller under the pseudonym of Ted Foulke. Not just a pretty face, eh?
The plot is said to follow the story of an eccentric teenager whose estranged uncle returns to the family after her father passes away. Shortly after he turns up, however, strange events begin to take place.
Carey Mulligan was originally attached to the lead role, but appears to have dropped out – perhaps due to her latest commitments with The Great Gatsby. Jodie Foster was said to be involved during the early stages of development, but is also no longer part of the project.
Mia Wasikowska is now reportedly being considered for the lead role. After critically acclaimed performances in both Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, and last year’s indie favourite, The Kids Are All Right, many are already expecting big things from the Australian actress.
If Stoker proves successful, Miller already has a second script up him sleeve – a Stoker prequel called Uncle Charlie – which he’s no doubt hoping will also gain backing from Fox Searchlight. We’ll keep you posted!