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Friday 29 August 2014

Wasikowska heads to Crimson Peak

Mia Wasikowska is being lined up to replace Emma Stone in Crimson Peak

Mia Wasikowska is reportedly in talks to replace Emma Stone in Guillermo del Toro's horror Crimson Peak.

The Stoker star is lining up her next big role, following Emma's departure in May, reported The Wrap.

Jessica Chastain, Benedict Cumberbatch and Charlie Hunnam are also starring in the haunted house thriller.

Mia would play a young author named Edith Cushing, who discovers that her charismatic new husband is actually not who he appears to be, with Benedict and Jessica starring as aristocratic siblings.

Crimson Peak is expected to start shooting in early 2014.

Guillermo has described the film as a "throwback" to horrors such as The Haunting, The Shining and The Innocents.

"[It's] 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," he told Deadline.

"I've always tried to make big-sized horror movies like the ones I grew up watching. Films like The Omen, The Exorcist and The Shining, the latter of which is another Mount Everest of the haunted house movie."

Mia - who starred alongside Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode in Stoker - will next be seen in vampire romance Only Lovers Left Alive with Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton, and Richard Ayoade's comedy The Double.

The 23-year-old is also attached to portray Emma Bovary in Sophie Barthes' Madame Bovary remake alongside Ezra Miller and Paul Giamatti.

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