Over the weekend Pajiba reported that Jodie Foster and Carey Mulligan (Wall Street 2) had become attached to star in a drama entitled Stoker, written by Ted Foulke and exec produced by brothers Ridley and Tony Scott through their Scott Free production company.
Now Production Weekly has confirmed Foster and Mulligan’s attachment as possible leads in Stoker (furthermore, LA Times confirms at least Mulligan’s involvement). The Playlist also received an email that included the script for the film (which apparently is creating a lot of buzz around Hollywood right now) and on top of that we’rea told that Ridley Scott may direct the film as well as produce it.
It’s not yet confirmed that Scott will direct, and the fact that he has a million-and-one other projects on his slate (which include the Alien prequel, Brave New World and a Monopoly movie) doesn’t exactly suggest he has a lot of free time on his hands.
However, he’s “definitely interested” and I guess he’s just as likely to direct Stoker as he is most of those other projects (he seems to be one of those directors who is attached to tons of stuff but never seems to get around to them).
So what’s Stoker about? Well, the plot floating around is of, “a moody teenager (named Indiana Stoker) who — after the death of her father — has to deal with a mysterious uncle who returns to spend time with the family.” Although neither Foster nor Mulligan is attached to specific roles so far, presumably it would be Mulligan playing the moody teenager. Would Foster then play her mother, perhaps?
An interesting thing worth noting is the fact that the writer of Stoker‘s script, Ted Foulke, is apparently the pen name of Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller. Miller has no writing credits to his name so it’s intriguing that his first script is generating such interest from these kinds of big names.
I’m sure the story of a “moody teenager” isn’t the film most of you would want Ridley Scott to turn his full attention to and I’d have to agree. I’d much rather he focus on the upcoming Alien prequels (the first of which is due out in late 2011/early 2012) and then make Stoker afterwards. Having said that, I’m a fan of both Foster and Mulligan so I’m interested to see anything that stars the two of them together.
Would you like to see Ridley Scott direct Stoker? Do Foster and Mulligan’s involvement make you more interested than you otherwise would be?