Thursday, June 9, 2011

Goode Casting

As I'm sure you're all aware of by now - these things travel around the internet like wild fire - the cast of Chan-wook Park's Stoker has had a bit of a shake around. No longer is Colin Firth going to play the "mysterious uncle" (who may or may not be a vampire, apparently) in Park's first English language feature. Firth has supposedly been replaced by Matthew Goode (although the way these things are prematurely reported who knows what will eventuate), an actor that is a considerable step down from the recently Oscar-minted Firth, but one that could perhaps really use a strong role such as this to break out from the edge of stardom that he seems to have been straddling for years now. From what we've heard of the story I can't help but think Michael Fassbender would be a better choice from the apparent list of contenders, but we'll take what we're given with a new Chan-wook Park movie.

Nevertheless, Firth or Goode - who cares? All I care about is that Nicole Kidman is still attached as the mother to Mia Wasikowska's daughter. Doesn't the combination of Park and Kidman just sound so alien and, thus, incredible. Kidman's association with such provocative baiting directors like Park, Lars von Trier, Baz Luhrmann, John Cameron Mitchell and Jonathan Glazer is just part of the reason why I listed her as the last decade's MVP!

And because I'm sure Kidman saw that I wrote so glowingly of her last decade (and since thereafter) here is a video, her first for her official website, of Kidman thanking me her fans for their support.

Video found via The Film Experience

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