The actress is in early negotiations and expected to sign for Guillermo Del Toro's next feature effort, "Crimson Peak." A haunted house movie, Del Toro has been cagey about the exact plot details, but did say last month, it had a classical literary feel. "It’s set at the turn of the century and it is a gothic romance with ghosts. When I use the GR [gothic romance] term I use it not in the Barbara Cartland model but rather in a Bronte fashion. Dark and stormy and wind-swept," he wrote on his official forums. "This is my first foray into horror since Sci-Fi/Horror 'Mimic.' DBB ['The Devil’s Backbone'] was more of an essay on ghosts than a ghost story and, except as a producer, I have not returned to scary stuff in a long time.”
As usual, Del Toro has about a half dozen projects on the go, but when spoke to him this week -- as he was promoting the Jessica Chastain starring "Mama" which he produced -- he clarified his timeline. "We're going to be doing the pilot for the series 'The Strain' [based on the trilogy of novels co-written by Del Toro and 'The Town' author Chuck Hogan] for Fox and then I'm going to go right into the prep for 'Crimson Peak.' " he shared. Variety says a February 2014 start is in the cards.
So in short: Stone in a gothic romance/haunted house movie directed by Del Toro? Yeah, we're in. As for Stone, she'll spend a chunk of 2013 shooting "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and hopefully between that and "Crimson Peak," that project she's looking to do with Cameron Crowe will get in front of cameras. [Variety]