Mia Wasikowska Could Replace Emma Stone In Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak
For those of you who were excited by the idea of seeing Emma Stone in a Guillermo del Toro movie, I have some bad news. While it seemed like the deal was all cinched up back in January, it turns out that the Easy A actress won't be able to star in the new haunted house horror Crimson Peak. That news is certainly disappointing, but the positive side of the situation is that the director has found a more-than-capable replacement.
The Wrap reports that Mia Wasikowska, who put on a frightfully brilliant performance in Chan-wook Park's Stoker earlier this year, is now in talks to take the lead role in Crimson Peak. The site says that taking on the part would see her play Edith Cushing, a young author "who discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be." The brilliant cast already includes Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Chastain as a pair of aristocratic siblings, while Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam has a lead role that we can probably assume is the duplicitous husband. The director co-wrote the film with Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Coxon and production is being eyed to start at the beginning of next year.
Wasikowska has multiple finished and in post-production projects that are still waiting for a release date. Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive just had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was picked up by Sony Pictures Classics. She also has the Richard Ayoade comedy The Double in her upcoming slate along with the true-story based Tracks, directed by John Curran.
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