Now that 'The King's Speech' has catapulted Colin Firth into leading man status, the British actor has chosen as his next film 'Stoker,' a family mystery-drama that South Korean filmmaker Chan Wook-Park ('Old Boy') is making as his first English-language movie, according to the Los Angeles Times. Nicole Kidman is also negotiating for a lead part in the film. 'Stoker,' written by actor Wentworth Miller, revolves around a girl, India Stoker, played by Mia Wasikowska, and her mother, who are visited by a mysterious uncle after the girl's father dies. Kidman would play the mother and Firth the uncle. The Fox Searchlight film will begin shooting in late spring.

It's been more than three years since rumors began popping up about a fifth entry in the popular 'Die Hard' series, but now those rumors may be coming true -- Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox is hiring commercials director Noam Murro to helm the film, which has already been scripted by Skip Woods. 'Die Hard 5' would be nothing without Bruce Willis as New York cop John McClane, and the studio is looking to make a deal with him. Willis, who is pushing 56, is said to be excited about the project, and certainly won't let his age get in the way of his action role -- it didn't in the recent 'Red' (and neither did age stop Sylvestor Stallone from being a mean mercenary in 'The Expendables' -- and working on 'The Expendables II' -- he'll turn 65 this July).
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