Mia Wasikowska to star alongside Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth in 'Stoker'
Mia Wasikowska, of "The Kids Are All Right" and "Alice in Wonderland" will star alongside Oscar winners Colin Firth and (fellow Australian) Nicole Kidman in "Stoker," a movie inspired by Bram Stroker's novel, "Dracula."
The script was penned by "Prison Break" actor Wentworth Miller and follows a girl naked India Stoker (Wasikowska) and her mother (Kidman) who are visited by a mysterious uncle (Firth) after the death of the girl's father.
But Miller, who wrote the script under the pseudonym Ted Foulke, says there will be no vampires involved.
"It's not a vampire story," Miller told Australian Who magazine in 2008. "It's not about vampires at least with the teeth and the desire to suck your blood but it is a thriller and it is about an individual who preys on the innocent. It's a love story because I think my interpretation of the Dracula story is that it's a romance."
Ridley Scott will be producing the flick and Chan-wook Park ("Oldboy") will direct.
Wasikowska also stars in the upcoming "Jane Eyre," which is set for release on March 11, 2011. The movie is based on the Charlotte Brontė novel, adapted to script by Moira Buffini and directed by Cary Fukunaga. The story follows a shy governess (Wasikowska) who falls in love with her charming employer (Michael Fassbender) but soon finds that he has a terrible secret. The film also stars Dame Judi Dench and Jamie Bell.
Wasikowska is keeping herself busy, future projects include "Restless," directed by Gus Van Sant, "The Wettest County in the World" withShia LaBeouf and "Albert Nobbs," a drama co-written by Glenn Close. The actress got her start in the HBO series "In Treatment" before starring in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland."
Forbes magazine recognized Wasikowska as one of the highest-grossing actors of 2010 with $1.03 billion, she was tied for second position with Johnny Depp and only behind Leonardo DiCaprio.
Watch a featurette for "Jane Eyre" below.