Prince Caspian himself Ben Barnes is the title monster and Colin Firth as Sir Henry Wotton and sexy Ben Chaplin as doomed artist Basil Hallward who paints the portrait entitled "Youth" of the devilishly beautiful Dorian only to imbibe it with magical properties. Dorian can not age and all his evil deeds leave him untouched, but not the portrait. Rachel Hurd-Wood (Perfume) is cast as the young woman caught in the path of the amoral deviant Dorian Grey.
Wilde's only novel is also on of my favorite novels of all time. It's at turns philosophical, catty and charming, and at other blood-chillingly frightening. The sense of dread as the violence increases and spills out from Dorian is brilliant.