Ben Barnes to Play Dorian Gray


The Hollywood Reporter says that The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian star Ben Barnes has being cast to play Oscar Wilde’s iconic character Dorian Gray in an adaptation of the author’s novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray.”

Producer Barnaby Thompson and director Oliver Parker, who previously teamed to make An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest and most recently co-directed St. Trinian’s will make “Dorian Gray” at the end of July this year.

Thompson said Parker is planning to make a visceral, dark horror story and says the themes of stardom are as relevant as ever.

Parker and Thompson are also re-teaming behind the lens to make St Trinian’s: The Legend Of Fritton’s Gold, reteaming the writers from the first one, Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft.