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Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman up for Park Chan-Wook's Stoker

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman are set to star in Oldboy director Park Chan-Wook's English-language debut, Stoker .

The pair are both up for acting gongs at this years Oscars, with Firth the favourite in the male category for his performance in The King's Speech .

Mia Wasikowska ( Alice in Wonderland , The Kids Are All Right ) is starring as India Stoker, a girl who must deal with her mysterious uncle after her father dies.

Firth and Kidman would play the girl's uncle and mother, and the prospect of Firth in a sinister role is an extremely exciting prospect.

Stoker , which has a Black-Listed script by Wentworth Miller (yes, the Prison Break actor), looked to have stalled last year when original stars Jodie Foster and Carey Mulligan dropped out.

Now it has bounced back stronger than ever. Here' s hoping Park Chan-Wook's unique, offbeat storytelling sensibilities survive the translation.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.