Caspian Star the New Dorian Gray

Ben Barnes to star as Dorian GrayIt’s been a while since anyone has tried to create a new version of Oscar Wilde’s iconic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, but inevitably a new adaptation has to come up every generation or so; that’s why the book is iconic.

THR reports this morning that An Ideal Husband/The Importance of Being Earnest producer Barnaby Thompson and director Oliver Parker are re-teaming for the new Gray, which will star Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) in the titular role.

Not much is revealed as to how they will be updating the tale, only that they want a “visceral, dark horror story”, which is fine by me! Shooting is expected to start as early as the end of July of this year.

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  • Spaceshark

    Plus Ben Barnes is hot.

  • Cash Bailey

    Could be cool.

    It’d be nice to see a horror-tinged take on this classic story.