St. Vincent To Helm Female “Dorian Gray”

Experimental rock musician Annie Clark, a.k.a St. Vincent, has been set to direct a new film adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray”.

The Victorian-era story, the only novel Wilde ever published, follows a hedonistic man whose self-portrait ages while he stays eternally young.

The twist with this new take is Dorian will be a woman. David Birke (“Elle”) has been hired to write the script.

Clark made her filmmaking debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival with the short film “Birthday Party” which was a part of the female-driven “XX” horror anthology.

Source: Rolling Stone