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Emma Stone Could Lead Guillermo del Toro's Thriller Project 'Crimson Peak'

January 16, 2013 (3:53 am) GMT
The 'Amazing Spider-Man' actress is in talks to star in the haunted house movie, which marks del Toro's return to scary film genre after wrapping 'Pacific Rim'.
Emma Stone

After starring in superhero film "", could jump into thriller genre for her upcoming project. The "" actress, who's recently teamed up with to read the Oscar noms, is in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro's new project "".

Variety reports that Stone is still in early negotiation to join the haunted house thriller. It is still unclear what role the "" star is expected to tackle as the movie's plot details are still kept secret. del Toro will write the script along with Lucinda Coxon in addition to serving behind the lens.

"Crimson Peak", will mark del Toro's return to horror film genre after he wraps "". Further details of the project are still scarce, but it is said that the "" helmer is eyeing a Feburary 2014 start date for the project.

del Toro recently served as the executive producer for Andres Muschietti's horror pic "", which stars Oscar nominee . The film will make its way out onto theaters Stateside this coming Friday, January 18. As for Stone, the blond beauty's new film, "Gangster Squad", has just opened last week. She will next lend her voice to "" and return as Gwen Stacy in "".

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