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

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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