Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth Also Joining the Cast of Drama 'Stoker'
Some very big additional casting for Korean director Park Chan-wook's English-language debut Stoker, the family mystery-drama about a moody teenager whose mysterious uncle (Firth) comes back into her family's lives after the death of her father. Back in January we learned that Chan-wook had cast young Jane Eyre & Alice in Wonderland actress Mia Wasikowska in Stoker's lead role as the teen, but now 24 Frames is also reporting that Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman are joining the cast, too. They go on to say that despite all the Oscar buzz (and a win, I'm sure) Firth is indeed "negotiating" to star in the Fox Searchlight production.
Kidman would play the mother and Firth the "mysterious" uncle in the film, which comes with a screenplay from actor Wentworth Miller ("Prison Break"). Stoker will star Mia Wasikowska as the girl, India Stoker, and shooting is set to start in late spring. Park Chan-wook really is putting together a fantastic cast for this, with Kidman and Firth so far. It's interesting to see who he is choosing to cast in his first English-language film, because his actors in Korea are usually very particular and I'm intrigued by his selection. I'm definitely excited to see them work with Chan-wook and vice-versa. We will continue to keep you updated on Stoker.