Guillermo del Toro is still working at putting the finishing touches on this summer’s Pacific Rim, but he is also starting to gear up for his next film, the haunted house thriller Crimson Peak. According to Variety, the director has cast Emma Stone in the film’s lead and that a deal between the two is being worked on right now.
Outside of del Toro describing the film as a “classical but at the same time modern take on the ghost story” we don’t know anything about the story nor how Stone’s character will fit into it.
Normally I am a fan of her work, so it came as a bit of a shock that she appeared to be so out of her depth in last weekend’s Gangster Squad. Hopefully, Stone will be up for whatever del Toro has in mind for her to do in the film.