New Film From Chan Wook Park ~ “Stoker”

Chan Wook Park is the director of the awesomely badass Korean film – “Oldboy” has a new film debuting in March 2013 called, “Stoker.” It’s his first International release with an English speaking cast.

The movie is being distributed by Fox Searchlight. Bleeding Cool reports that the movie has been getting a lot street team action, but I unfortunately hadn’t heard anything until today. I surprised I hadn’t heard about the film, but I am glad I know now so I can pass the news forward for fans of Park’s work.

As with all of Park’s work – it is dark and emotionally quartering.  The film stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew G, and Mia Wasikowska.

Plot Summary

India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) was not prepared to lose her father and best friend Richard (Dermot Mulroney) in a tragic auto accident. The solitude of her woodsy family estate, the peace of her tranquil town, and the unspoken somberness of her home life are suddenly upended by not only this mysterious accident, but by the sudden arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), whom she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman), India thinks the void left by her father’s death is finally being filled by his closet bloodline. Soon after his arrival, India comes to suspect that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives. Yet instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless young woman becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

 Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Promo Video

Background

The script for Stoker was written by Wentworth Miller (yes, the Prison Break guy) and made the 2010 Black List. It also stars Jackie Weaver (Animal Kingdom), Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class) and Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro). The film is a Scott Free Production from Fox Searchlight, along with Indian Paintbrush.

Stoker will be out in the UK on March 1.

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