Colin Firth looks set to play a vampire in new film Stoker.
The Oscar-winner had been rumoured for weeks to play a blood-sucker opposite Nicole Kidman and Alice In Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska in the movie.
Now, the News Of The World has reported that the project has got the go-ahead. It will be directed by Park Chan-Wook, and will be his first English-language project. The script has reportedly been written by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller.
Based on the Dracula mythology and named after author Bram Stoker, the gore-fest may not be quite the traditional vampire story its title suggests. As part of his role Firth is apparently required to stab one victim in the neck with a pair of scissors and beat another to death with a branch.
Miller previously told Yahoo of the project: “It’s not a vampire story. It’s not about vampires at least with the teeth and the desire to suck your blood; it is a thriller about an individual who preys on the innocent.”