Colin Firth to sink his teeth into new vampire flick

Updated: Mar 06, 2011, 11:57 AM IST

London: ‘King’s Speech’ star Colin Firth has chosen a horror movie called ‘Stoker’ as his next film, in which he plays a creepy vampire.

The 50-year-old Oscar winner is to join Nicole Kidman, 43, and Alice In Wonderland star Mia Wasikowska, 21, in the film, which is inspired by Bram Stoker`s classic horror novel Dracula, reports the Daily Mail.

The film has been written by ‘Prison Break’ star Wentworth Miller and tells the story of a girl called India and her mother who are visited by a mysterious uncle after India’s father dies.

Kidman would play the mother with Firth as the uncle and Mia as the girl.

According to the News of the World, some of the scenes are a world away from Colin`s award-winning portrayal as the stuttering King George VI - and more like classic vampire movies starring the likes of Christopher Lee.

The paper says that in one scene, he stabs a victim in the neck with scissors and beats someone else to death with a tree branch.

A source told the paper, “It’s dark, modern and creepy. He’s going out on a limb with this part.”

ANI