Guillermo del Toro Goes Back To Horror Roots With ‘Crimson Peak’

crimson peak ghost Crimson Peak Guillermo del Toro‘s return to cinematic horror since his action-heavy ode to Japanese monsters (Pacific Rim), TV vampires (The Strain) and comic books (Hellboy) — stars Mia Wasikowska as a girl living in a haunted house who moves to a much more haunted house to be with a mysterious man (Tom Hiddleston) and his sister (Jessica Chastain) in 19th century England.

There’s blood in the pipes and ghosts in the floor, but she doesn’t leave presumably because of Hiddlestain’s sinister plan to, I dunno, kill her in some overly elaborate way that leads to an equally complex but fun plot twist right before the credits roll.

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Mia Wasikowska To Play Non-French Madame Bovary

Mia Wasikowska of Alice In Wonderland and The Kids Are All Right has been cast as the small-town adulteress Emma Bovary in an American version of Madame Bovary directed by Sophie Barthes and co-starring Paul Giamatti.

Wasikowski will likely do well in the latest Gustave Flaubert adaptation. She has become a go-to for period pieces, with roles in movies like Albert Nobbs and Jane Eyre.

Her character is described as having a romanticized view of the world and a desire for “beauty, wealth, passion and high society.” If only real-life personality easily translated to the big screen…I can think of a lot of lower-budget reality stars people that would have been perfect.