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Thanks to that always bothersome “scheduling conflict”, Emma Stone has left the cast of Guillermo del Toro’s horror drama “Crimson Peak”, with “Alice in Wonderland” actress Mia Wasikowska currently in talks to take her place.
Based on a script by Del Toro (along with Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Coxon), “Crimson Peak” is described as a “haunted house movie” and will star Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Chastain as “siblings from an aristocratic family”, while Charlie Hunnam will play the lead.
Stone, now Wasikowska, would play “a young author named Edith Cushing who discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be.”
No word if that “charming husband” is Cumberbatch or Hunnam.
Don’t expect any ol haunted house movie, though. Apparently Del Toro plans to “toy with the conventions of the genre while subverting some of its long-standing rules”, whatever that means.
Wasikowska is coming off the horror drama “Stoker” for South Korean director Park Chan-wook, while Hunnam, of course, is currently set to battle giant monsters from the ocean in Del Toro’s sci-fi action spectacular “Pacific Rim”.
What’s that? You’ve never heard of “Pacific Rim”? You must be nuts:
Via : The Wrap