Fox Searchlight is in talks to acquire both scripts, which share characters and setting. The first, Stoker, follows an eccentric teen who’s estranged uncle returns to the family in the wake of her fathers death. Stoker currently has Carey Mulligan (An Education) and Jodie Foster (The Brave One) attached as teen (yes, teen) and mother respectively.
Uncle Charlie, a prequel to Stoker, explores another period in the family’s history, revolving around their tendency to bury more than just secrets.
Rumour has it that Tony and Ridley Scott may produce, with the dubious possibility that the latter may also direct.
Reported by Steve Neish