“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” hunk Ben Barnes stars as Oscar Wilde’s infamous immortal protagonist in the new major feature film adaptation of “Dorian Gray”.
Though no official artwork has been released at this time, an early promo insert for the film has landed in my inbox giving us a first glimpse at the thriller which also stars Colin Firth and hits UK cinemas on September 11th.
‘Gray’ tells the story of a strikingly beautiful young man named Dorian (Ben Barnes). He arrives in Victorian London and is swept into a social whirlwind by the charismatic Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), who introduces Dorian to the hedonistic pleasures of the city.
When a portrait of Dorian is unveiled, such is its beauty that he makes a pledge: he would give anything to stay as he is in the picture – even his soul. “Dorian Gray” examines the destructive power of beauty, the blind pursuit of pleasure and the darkness that can result.