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Alice in Wonderland's Mia Wasikowska replaces Carey Mulligan in Park Chan-wook's Stoker

01.28.2011
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Last we heard about STOKER was back in November when it was being reported that 'Vengeance Trilogy' mastermind Park Chan-wook was in negotiations to make this his English-language directorial debut. Carey Mulligan (DRIVE, NEVER LET ME GO) was attached then to the lead, as was Jodie Foster (ELYSIUM, THE BEAVER) in an undisclosed role.

Now, according to Deadline, Mulligan and Foster have both dropped out for whatever reason (likely scheduling). But stepping in for Mulligan is Mia Wasikowska (JANE EYRE, ALICE IN WONDERLAND) who's now entered negotiations to take over the film's lead role. And judging from Deadline's language in regards to Park's involvement, it would appear he's now solidified as the film's director. He'll be getting support from Ridley and Tony Scott who are both on board as producers through their Scott Free film banner.

STOKER - written by "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller (under the pseudonym 'Ted Foulke') and described as a "Hitchcokian" tale - is "a dramatic thriller about a young woman whose eccentric uncle comes back into her life after the death of her father."
Extra Tidbit: Park Chan-wook recently made a really weird-looking short film called PARANMANJANG (NIGHT FISHING) using an iPhone. You can check out its teaser trailer RIGHT HERE.
Source: Deadline

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12:50PM on 01/29/2011
Park has me sold on anything he's does. Even though its an American flick, I'm sure he'll make it his own
Park has me sold on anything he's does. Even though its an American flick, I'm sure he'll make it his own
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12:56PM on 01/28/2011
I love me some Park Chan-Wook. Its been too long since Thirst came out. I need a new fix of Park. I'm also anticipating his i-phone movie.
I love me some Park Chan-Wook. Its been too long since Thirst came out. I need a new fix of Park. I'm also anticipating his i-phone movie.
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5:39AM on 01/28/2011
I'll watch anything Park makes. He's one of the best directors working today. Although I'm a little dissapointed that Jodie Foster dropped out, and I'm not so sure about Wentworth Miller's writing abilities.
I'll watch anything Park makes. He's one of the best directors working today. Although I'm a little dissapointed that Jodie Foster dropped out, and I'm not so sure about Wentworth Miller's writing abilities.
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3:58AM on 01/28/2011
The guy is brilliant, whoever he chooses as his leads are fine with me. But Wentworth Miller writing it? I'm curious to see how that goes.
The guy is brilliant, whoever he chooses as his leads are fine with me. But Wentworth Miller writing it? I'm curious to see how that goes.
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