We have a quick confession: We're pretty stoked about the two fresh faces joining director Chan-wook Park's super-spooky Fox Searchlight film "Stoker."
Lucas Till, who wreaked Havok in "X-Men: First Class,"and Alden Ehrenreich, from Francis Ford Coppola's "Tetro" and upcoming gothy film "Twixt," are coming aboard.
They'll be in fine company with Matthew Goode, who plays an icky uncle, Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Aussie bad-ass and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver. (Honestly, Weaver's performance in "Animal Kingdom" will put the fear of whatever in you. It doesn't matter that her nickname is "Smurf." Granny's crazy.)
While little is know about Till's character, Ehrenreich will play a jerky jock with the unfortunate name of Whip Taylor, according to Variety. Whip is "an alpha dog on the football team who's initially kind to Wasikowska's character despite the fact that his jock friends pick on her, until his kindness deteriorates."
This sounds like a bad move for good old Whip, all things considered -- for instance, the fact that Park is known for incredibly intense and creepy films like "Thirst," "Lady Vengeance," "Oldboy" and "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance." Plus, Wasikowska's character India Stoker has a rather creepy uncle, which is never, ever a good thing.
"Stoker" was written by "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller; the script was on the Black List of 2010 next to hot up-and-coming films like "The Hunger Games" and "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." Fans of Park's style have been eagerly awaiting his English language debut, and with such a promising script and cool cast, things are looking rightfully spooky... and awesome.