Trailer time: Dorian Gray

by alphamonkey on August 10, 2009 · 1 comment

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Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray comes to theaters (without the rest of the League of Extraordianary Gentlemen) on September 9th. The film stars Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, and a gaggle of beautiful women including Rebecca Hall, Emilia Fox, Tallulah Sheffield, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Maryam d’Abo, and Louise Rose.

I’m a fan of both Hall and Firth, and Barnes seems well-enough cast in the role… so why does an overwhelming sense of dread hit me as I watch the trailer? It might have something to do with a first-time screenwriter adapting the classic tale, or maybe it’s because Dorian Gray was made by the same studio that gave us the underwhelming Easy Virtue.

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  • Ian

    Look’s like fun. Wildes “The Picture of Dorian Gray” is a favorite novel of mine so I hope they do it justice. Probably not, but it still may be campy fun. I wonder if they’ll explicate all the coded and not so coded Gay references Wilde had, ahem, inserted into the novel.

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