‘Stoker’ Trailer: Nicole Kidman Freakishly Channels ‘Mommie Dearest’
Nicole Kidmanâs âStokerâ character wonât win any Mother of the Year awards — as was apparent with the first footage of the film — but Park Chan-wookâs suspenseful thriller could score some genre trophies if it plays its cards right.
The film casts Kidman as a disgruntled widow who resents her creepy daughter, India (Mia Wasikowska), in the days following her husbandâs mysterious death. Before these two have much time to work out their issues, however, Indiaâs curious Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) moves in, triggering a slew of âShadow of a Doubtâ references and elevating âStokerâ from genre trash to gothic masterpiece.
At least, thatâs what weâre hoping, and we have good reason to think âStokerâ will be better than expected. Park directed âOldboy,â the remarkably dark vengeance thriller about a man locked away for years by a stranger. The South Korean filmmaker hasnât made a movie since 2009âs âThirst,â and his first bid for mainstream Hollywood success could open more doorsâ¦ or send him back to the comfort of his native Korean film industry.
We shall see. âStokerâ opens in limited release on March 1, 2013, and the first trailer just arrived online. The moody clip is below, which arrives after the first bit of footage that made its way online. What do you think? And whatâs the significance of the creepy, crawly spider? We canât wait to find out.