Matthew Goode Joins Stoker

Playing Mia Wasikowska's dodgy uncle

Matthew Goode Joins Stoker

by Owen Williams |
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Alice in Wonderland's Mia Wasikowska was just recently cast as Stoker's female lead, and names like Michael Fassbender, Joel Edgerton, Colin Firth and, of course, James Franco have all been bandied about for her male counterpart. Those guys can start looking elsewhere again now though, since Stoker**'s principal male role looks to have been nabbed by Matthew Goode.

Stoker is the story of a young woman (Wasikowska) dealing with the death of her father and the coincident return of her mysterious estranged uncle, which is Goode's role. It's unclear if and how the title refers to Bram. Maybe the returning uncle turns out to be Dracula.

We might surmise that the erstwhile Ozymandias' character is called Charlie, since Uncle Charlie is the title of the prequel script that screenwriter Wentworth Miller (yes, he of Prison Break) has already produced. The project remains something of an unknown quantity, with some sources claiming it as horror, and others a psychological thriller.

What's certain though is that it marks the English-language debut of Vengeance Trilogy and Thirst director Park Chan-Wook. Nicole Kidman is also aboard, in a part once earmarked for Jodie Foster, and shooting is pencilled in for later this year.

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