Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman and likely-Oscar-winner Colin Firth are in negotiations to star in Stoker. The film is the English-language debut of Oldboy director Chan Wook-Park. As we reported a couple weeks ago, Mia Wasikowska has signed on to play the lead role of India Stoker, “an eccentric teen whose enigmatic and estranged uncle returns to the family after the death of the girl’s father.” Jodie Foster was set to play the girl’s mother, but dropped out. Now it looks like Kidman will play the mom while Firth will play the uncle.
The way the shooting schedule is shaking out, it looks like Stoker will be Firth’s first film (say that five times fast) since The King’s Speech became the Oscar front-runner and scored at the box office. While he’s also signed on to star in the remake of Gambit, 24 Frames reports that Stoker is likely to go in front of cameras first. As for Kidman, she’ll next be seen in the hostage drama Trespass with Nicolas Cage.