Dorian Grey

So Oscar Wilde's decadent and vicious antihero Dorian Grey is coming back to the big screen in a new adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Grey from director Oliver Parker, who already has two Wildean adaptations under his belt with  The Importance of Being Ernest and An Ideal Husband.
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. 

Also Matthew Bourne acclaimed choreographer of  the all male revisionist Swan Lake has retooled the tale himself this year as a ballet with Dorian as a young underwear model and Basil as a fashion photographer. Below Basil and Dorian from the London production in a steamy moment of repose.

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