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Sorry, fans of Benedict Cumberbatch, but you won’t get to see him working in Guillermo del Toro‘s haunted house thriller Crimson Peak. The actor was set for a role, but has pulled out of the film for reasons unknown. Read More »

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As Guillermo del Toro begins the last big promo push for his giant monsters and robots extravaganza Pacific Rim, he’s starting to talk a bit more about his next movie, the haunted house period piece called Crimson Peak. The director has talked about the movie as a big haunted house movie in a grand old style, but aside from the cast (Charlie Hunnam, Mia Wasikowska, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jessica Chastain) we haven’t known many details about the film.

Now he has described moments of “ very visceral, physical violence,” that are part of a film that flows from almost “sedate romance” to brutal scenes designed to give the audience a shock. Read More »

Mia Wasikowska

Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak has been picking up A-listers at an impressive clip, but now the casting’s hit a bit of a snag. Emma Stone, who was the first star to sign on for the film back in January, has now dropped out.

Fortunately, del Toro’s already closing in on a more than suitable replacement. Mia Wasikowska is reportedly in talks to fill the part, provided she can get the scheduling to work out. Benedict CumberbatchJessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam remain attached. More details, including character info, after the jump.

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Guillermo del Toro‘s haunted house film Crimson Peak is quickly becoming one of the most star-studded films on the horizon. The Pacific Rim director had already cast Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam for the film, then he got Benedict Cumberbatch on board. Now he’s cast Jessica Chastain, the actress nominated for multiple Oscars, who previously worked with Del Toro on this year’s surprise hit Mama. Read More »

Benedict Cumberbatch Joins ‘Crimson Peak’

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Benedict Cumberbatch is becoming one of the most sought-after screen actors, thanks originally to his leading role in the BBC series Sherlock, but also to attention-getting gigs like his Star Trek Into Darkness villain.

Now Guillermo del Toro has turned to Cumberbatch to bolster the cast of the haunted house movie Crimson Peak. Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam are also part of the cast. At this point we don’t know how any of them fit into the story, or what side of the moral fence Cumberbatch will be on. Read More »

Guillermo del Toro‘s 2013 film, Pacific Rim, is looking good, but I’m almost more interested in his follow-up. The next project, Crimson Peak, will be the director’s own version of the sort of haunted house movie that mostly went out of fashion years ago. Del Toro has talked about making the movie as a big-budget scare ride — something like The Haunting, or The Innocent, “with the house built magnificently,” as he says of those films.

Emma Stone and Charlie Hunnam are the leads in the film. We haven’t known very much about what they’ll be getting into other than, well, a haunted house. But now the director and co-writer has explained a bit more of the film. In the spirit of GDT’s previous tales of ghosts and hauntings, it doesn’t sound like merely a big event film. Read More »

With five films together in twenty years, it’s no secret that Ron Perlman is one of Guillermo Del Toro‘s favorite actors. But now it looks like another Sons of Anarchy star has joined the Hellboy director’s favorites list.

Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam has just entered negotiations to board Crimson Peak, the haunted house tale that will be Del Toro’s next project. Hunnam joins Emma Stone, who was reported as being in talks just a few days ago. Hit the jump to read more.

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Guillermo del Toro is finally back to directing, with his film Pacific Rim deep in post-prodution and moving quickly towards a summer release.

He’s already lined up his next directorial project, too: a big haunted house movie called Crimson Peak. And now he’s got rapid rising star Emma Stone (Easy A, The Amazing Spider-Man, Gangster Squad) in talks to star. Read More »

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