Colin Firth close to ‘Stoker’

Academy Award winner Colin Firth is close to signing on to South Korean director Chan-wook Park’s new mystery “Stoker.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Park’s film company (Moho Film) said that final details will be released in the next few weeks.

Park will make his Hollywood debut on the project and first English-language film.

Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska are also attached to star in the film.

The film focuses on the life of a young girl who rejoins her uncle after the death of her father.

Firth would play the uncle.

The script was written by actor Wentworth Miller (“Prison Break”) who confirmed that, despite the title possibly referencing “Dracula” author Bram Stoker, there will be no vampires in the film.

Park won the 2004 Cannes’ Grand Prix with his film “OldBoy.”

He and his brother Chan-kyong Park recently won the Golden Bear for best short film (“Night Fishing”) at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. The film was shot entirely on an iPhone.
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