class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-12383″ title=”Matthew Goode” src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />Matthew Goode, the up-and-coming-until-Leap-Year actor best known for his 2009 roles in Watchmen and A Single Man, is in talks to play the male lead in Fox Searchlight’s upcoming film Stoker, according to Variety.

The film, which already boasts Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman in starring roles, will mark the English language début for South Korean filmmaker Chan-wook Park: the celebrated director of The Vengeance Trilogy of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance.

Charting the mourning period of a teenage girl who is forced to deal with the unexpected appearance of Goode’s mysterious uncle, Stoker boasts a script from Wentworth Miller’s pseudonym Ted Foulke, and is to be produced by Tony and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free banner.