When Colin Firth accepted his Academy Award for The King’s Speech he quipped, ‘I have a feeling my career’s just peaked.’ Perhaps not: according to The Daily Mail he’s just made his first post-Oscar movie deal, and will star in the upcoming vampire drama Stoker for Chan-wook Park, director of the award-winning revenge thriller Oldboy. And yes, he’s playing a vampire. We don’t know about you, but we’re totally stoked. The script was penned by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller and… The script was penned by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller?!
Anyway, the script was penned by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller (never going to get used to writing that), and will star The Kids Are All Right‘s Mia Wasikowska as a teenager mourning the death of her father until a mysterious uncle arrives. Firth plays that uncle, who according to The Daily Mail does such arguably suspicious things as stab someone in the neck with a pair of scissors and murder someone with a tree branch. Sounds a little like Shadow of a Vampire Doubt to us. Fellow 2010 Oscar nominee Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole) also stars in the upcoming drama.
Firth is very hot right now, but then women have been saying that since he played Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice. In addition to Stoker he’s already finished production on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, an adaptation of John Le Carre’s spy novel which co-stars Inception‘s Tom Hardy and The Dark Knight‘s Gary Oldman, and has signed on to The Coen Bros.’ remake of the heist caper Gambit with Cameron Diaz.
Oh yeah, his ‘career’s just peaked.’ Those Brits and their modesty.
Crave Online will be back with more Stoker news it was penned by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller. Weird.