<i>Watchmen</i> Star Matthew Goode Circling Chan-wook Park's <i>Stoker</i>

Watchmen star Matthew Goode, who was considered for Man of Steel, is in negotiations for a lead role in Stoker, the English-language debut of Oldboy director Chan-wook Park, Variety reports.

He'll join Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman in the Fox Searchlight thriller about a teenager girl who, after the death of her father, must deal with the unexpected return of her mysterious uncle (Goode). The screenplay, which made the 2010 Black List, is the first from Prison Break star Wentworth Miller, who has denied persistent rumors that Stoker is a vampire film.

"It’s not easy to describe. It’s a horror film, a family drama and a psychological thriller, all wrapped up in one," he told Collider in August. "The jumping-off point is actually Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt. So, that’s where we begin, and then we take it in a very, very different direction. [...] It’s not about vampires. It was never meant to be about vampires. But, it is a horror story. A stoker is one who stokes, which also ties in nicely with the narrative."

Tony and Ridley Scott are producing through Scott Free Productions along with Michael Costigan.

The 33-year-old Goode, who played Ozymandias in Watchmen, also appeared in appeared Brideshead Revisited, A Single Man and Cemetery Junction.

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