Tom Felton (Harry Potter series) has been offered the starring role opposite Sharon Stone in Tony Kaye’s sexual thriller Attachment, a producer for the film confirmed to EW. As ComingSoon.net reported, the Christopher Denham-penned film will star Stone as a married teacher who sleeps with her student (who would be played by Felton), but things turn ugly when he dates her teenage daughter and proceeds to stalk her and her family. So… it’s like The Graduate if Benjamin had been a Death Eater?
Let’s hash this out: Is this the next appropriate step for Felton, known to many as a beloved Harry Potter anti-hero whose platinum blond locks made him the Christina Aguilera of Slytherin House? Considering that Rise of the Planet of the Apes featured Felton as essentially an American version of Draco Malfoy, this is a bold departure, and perhaps the most necessary one.
Still, there’s something off-putting about the idea of watching Sharon Stone wax Mary Kay Letourneau as she seduces Felton, whose own 12-year-old image is so burned into my memory that watching him do the horizontal hippogriff with his girlfriend’s mother would be all kinds of violating.
PopWatchers, shout it out: How have you processed this news? Which mental image are you picturing first? And could Felton/Stone (Fone?) be the next great transgenerational cinema relationship?