Colin Firth to star in Oscar Wilde biopic
Press Trust of India
May 23, 2012 10:50 IST
Actor Colin Firth will star in
renowned writer-poet Oscar Wilde's biopic The Happy Prince.
The 51-year-old King's Speech star will portray the
legendary Irish writer's friend and confidant Reginald Reggie
Turner with Rupert Everett lined up for the role of Wilde.
Everett will also write the script and direct the movie.
The Happy Prince, which will also feature Emily Watson
and Tom Wilkinson, tells the story of Wilde's final days as he
looks back on the disasters of his life with his dry humour
and characteristic wit, said The Hollywood Reporter.
Everett is making his directorial debut in the film which
is planned to start shooting in 2013.
He previously starred in an adaptation of Wilde's The
Importance of Being Earnest in 2002 and An Ideal Husband in
1999 alongside Firth.