Mia Wasikowska has proved herself in the slightly offbeat and dark side of cinema. She has already appeared in a number of genre films from Stoker, Alice in Wonderland and Only Lovers Left Alive to films such as Lawless, Restless and Jayne Eyre. Now, The Wrap are reporting that she will be replacing Emma Stone in Guillermo del Toro’s new horror feature, 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”
Plot details for Crimson Peak are being heavily guarded, as are character details. However, what we do know is that Wasikowska would be joining an already highly impressive cast which includes Jessica Chastain, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Charlie Hunnam. Filming is expected to begin in February 2014.
While details on Crimson Peak are scarce, back in December the film was described as being influenced by classic haunted house films like The Innocents, The Shining and Robert Wise’s The Haunting, while other films like The Exorcist and The Omen were also mentioned.
Del Toro described Crimson Peak to Deadline as “a very set-oriented, classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story. It will allow me to play with the conventions of the genre I know and love, and at the same time subvert the old rules.”