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'Prison Break' alum Wentworth Miller's screenplay in development. It's a good week for brainy hotties.

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wentworth-millerImage Credit: Chen He/ChinaFotoPress/Getty ImagesComing off the heels of James Franco’s turn as an artist, Wentworth Miller’s passion project Stoker has caught the eye of Fox Searchlight. Carey Mulligan is reportedly attached to the project, and Jodie Foster is in talks. (Mulligan’s rep didn’t respond to EW’s request for confirmation.)

Little known fact – for those of you who haven’t cyberstalked the actor since his Prison Break days – this is a project Miller has been chatting about for a while. Back in 2008, the Princeton grad spoke about the project in an interview, saying, “It’s kind of love story with a Hitchcock twist. …It’s not about vampires at least with the teeth and the desire to suck your blood, but it is a thriller and it is about an individual who preys on the innocent.”

Great news, I say! Not only because the story seems well thought out, but also because I love seeing bankable faces take a step behind the scenes – even if it means we get less of them. When an actor feels like they have something greater to contribute to the creative process (be it writing, directing, or otherwise), it shows substance, which is really one of the most attractive things of all. Agree?

Originally posted June 28 2010 — 5:50 PM EDT

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