Ridley Scott's 'Stoker' Starring Jodie Foster & Carey Mulligan?
by Ethan Anderton
June 25, 2010
There are two halves to this news story, and while one is very solidly confirmed, the other should be taken with a grain of salt for the time being. Yesterday Pajiba reported that Jodie Foster and Carey Mulligan were attached to star in Stoker, a story scripted by Ted Foulke which tells the story of a moody teenager who, after the death of his father, has to deal with a mysterious uncle who returns to spend time with their family. According to The Playlist, this casting has been confirmed by the recent issue of Production Weekly, but they've also been tipped off that Sir Ridley Scott may be eyeing the project as a potential directing gig.
This isn't entirely out of left field since Stoker is already set up at Fox Searchlight with Scott Free, but when you look at the plethora of projects Scott has on his upcoming slate, it's just one more on a growing pile. In addition to two incoming Alien prequels, there's also an adaptation of the board game Monopoly, a movie about the Gucci fashion dynasty, an American remake of the UK's Red Riding Trilogy and a lot more as a producer. I'm sure Scott's attention is mostly focused on the Alien prequels right now, but if he does direct this it would be a ways down the road. But stay tuned as I'm sure we'll get more info on this sooner or later.