Firth goes Gray

Eric Shirey

by: Eric Shirey
August 2nd, 2008

Colin Firth has taken on the role of Lord Henry (or sometimes called Harry) Wotton in upcoming version of Oscar Wilde’s classic Dorian Gray. He is joining Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian) in the title role. Lord Henry is the aristocrat that corrupts Gray with his world philosophies.

The film is based on The Picture of Dorian Gray, which tells the story of Gray (Barnes), a young man who becomes the subject of a painting. As the man descends into a hedonistic lifestyle, the portrait begins to age and morph, but he doesn't.

The movie began production this week with Oliver Parker directing and Barnaby Thompson producing for Ealing Studios. Thompson stated at May’s Festival de Cannes that Parker plans to “make a visceral, dark horror story and said the themes of stardom are as relevant as ever.”

Source: Coming Soon

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