Annie Clark will direct a new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.
In the most exciting move yet Clark is rumoured to be casting a woman as Gray.
The classic novel was first published in 1891. It is the tale of Gray, who enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, exchanges his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Influenced by his friend Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life; indulging his desires in secret while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only his portrait bears the traces of his decadence. The novel was a succès de scandale and the book was later used as evidence against Wilde at the Old Bailey in 1895. It has lost none of its power to fascinate and disturb.
No further details have been released about the cast or the release date.
The script will be written by David Birke (Elle, Slenderman). In the 2009 film adaptation starred Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) and Colin Firth.
[caption id="attachment_9697" align="alignright" width="215"] Us by David NichollsOn September 2, 2014
Twenty-one years after Colin Firth became a heartthrob by striding out of a lake in wet shirt, the shirt is going on display. As far as we know it will...On March 10, 2016
By Sophia WhitfieldOn August 20, 2012
By Sophia WhitfieldOn March 15, 2016
Tom Rob Smith graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 and lives in London. Born in 1979 to a Swedish mother and an English father, his bestselling novels in the Child...On February 12, 2014
Remember One Day, the bestselling novel by David Nicholls published in 2009 to high acclaim? It was swiftly followed by the film adaptation in 2011, which Nicholls also wrote, starring...On September 18, 2014