So back in March, we told you that Colin Firth might be playing a vampire in Park Chan-Wook’s Stoker. Fine, you thought. Bring it on, you said—it’s Colin Firth—while some of you declined because you just couldn’t deal with vampires, no matter whose mouth the fangs were in.
Well, never mind that now.
Apparently, Firth decided he hadn’t stretched the limits of your credulity enough, because he turned that role down, but is appearing as a Southerner in Main Street, along with Brit Orlando Bloom (also sporting a Southern accent), Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Clarkson and Andrew McCarthy. He may or may not do a decent accent—it’s hard for Northeasterners to tell—but it’s difficult to get over freaking out in your head, thinking, ’that’s Colin Firth! He’s British!’
Main Street is in limited release in early September. Are you going to see it?