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Emma Stone drops out of Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak, Mia Wasikowska in talks to replace her

Jun. 6, 2013by: Alex Maidy

For those of you hoping to see Emma Stone star in haunted house movie CRIMSON PEAK for director Guillermo Del Toro, I have some bad news. Stone has cited scheduling conflicts and has dropped out of the horror film that also is to star Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam and Benedict Cumberbatch. According to The Wrap, Stone has commitments to Cameron Crowe and Woody Allen projects that forced her to drop CRIMSON PEAK. But, a replacement is being considered.

Mia Wasikowska of STOKER and ALICE IN WONDERLAND is currently in talks to replace Stone. Wasikowska is a talented actress and has proven she can tackle lots of different roles. Her portrayal opposite Michael Fassbender in JANE EYRE was phenomenal.

Wasikowska is being eyed to play a young author named Edith Cushing who discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Chastain will co-star as siblings from an aristocratic family, while del Toro's "Pacific Rim" star Charlie Hunnam also has a lead role in the movie.

I would have loved to see Emma Stone in a dramatic horror film like this. While she is certainly good in comedic roles she has shown prowess in dramas like THE HELP and GANGSTER SQUAD. I think she has the potential to turn into quite a high caliber actress if she picks her roles right.

CRIMSON PEAK is not due to begin production until 2014 so hopefully we don't lose any of the other actors in the meantime.  This entire cast would be perfectly fit to take on Del Toro's type of horror especially if he plans to give this movie the feel of the old school THE HAUNTED and THE INNOCENTS.

Source: The Wrap

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11:17PM on 06/06/2013

Terrible Downgrade

I have yet to see 'Stoker', but in all of her performances so far, Moa is flat and wooden. This is a terrible exchange, and I hope Stone's other films wrap early so she can gracefully come back.
I have yet to see 'Stoker', but in all of her performances so far, Moa is flat and wooden. This is a terrible exchange, and I hope Stone's other films wrap early so she can gracefully come back.
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9:37AM on 06/07/2013
Check out Stoker. It might change your mind.
Check out Stoker. It might change your mind.
9:13PM on 06/06/2013
After seeing Stoker (easily my favorite movie of the year so far), I am totally on board with this.
After seeing Stoker (easily my favorite movie of the year so far), I am totally on board with this.
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7:34PM on 06/06/2013
They replaced a good actress with another good actress. Fine by me.

Emma Stone in a Crowe and Allen flick should be great to watch.
They replaced a good actress with another good actress. Fine by me.

Emma Stone in a Crowe and Allen flick should be great to watch.
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6:53PM on 06/06/2013
I think Mia is a better fit for a haunted house movie.
I think Mia is a better fit for a haunted house movie.
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6:23PM on 06/06/2013
I like Emma Stone but she looked so out of place in Gangster Squad, which was mediocre anyway. It seems she is trying to avoid being typecast as the cute girl & wanting higher profile roles. If she doesn't fit the part then maybe it is for the best she had to drop out.
I like Emma Stone but she looked so out of place in Gangster Squad, which was mediocre anyway. It seems she is trying to avoid being typecast as the cute girl & wanting higher profile roles. If she doesn't fit the part then maybe it is for the best she had to drop out.
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5:26PM on 06/06/2013
This is actually great news. Mia seems to fit Del Toro's style more than Emma.
This is actually great news. Mia seems to fit Del Toro's style more than Emma.
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4:16PM on 06/06/2013
This is good new for me. Mia all the way.
This is good new for me. Mia all the way.
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