Lionsgate have announced that Annie Clark, A.K.A St. Vincent, rock star extraordinaire, will direct an upcoming adaptation of Irish writer Oscar Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
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Variety reports that Clark will direct the female-led production, with David Birke writing the script. Birke penned Paul Verhoeven’s film “Elle,” for which Isabelle Huppert was nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars.
At the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Clark debuted her short film “Birthday Party,” as a part of the female-driven “XX” horror anthology. She co-wrote, scored and directed the film. In 2015, Clarke’s album ‘St. Vincent’ won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album. She has also received the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and the Q Maverick award, both given for outstanding innovation in the arts.
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Given how multi-talented Clark has already proven herself to be, we are super excited to see what she does with Wilde’s classic tale of vanity, decadence and obsession.
Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ has been brought to the silver screen a number of times since it was first published in 1890, most recently in 2009, starring Ben Barnes and Colin Firth.
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