The first and great clip from “Dorian Gray
,” the movie based on Oscar Wilde
’s novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray
” has hit the web. The movie adaptation is directed by Oliver Parker
from the script by Toby Finlay
The clip shows us Dorian Gray who is stunned by how life-like his painting looks from artist Basil. The image’s mortality opens up a discussion with Lord Henry Wotton.
Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes
) is a young man of impossible physical beauty whose portrait painted by the artist Basil Hallward (Ben Chaplin
). Drawn into a corrupt and sensual life by the dissolute Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth
), Dorian remains young and beautiful, while the painting ages in his stead.
Immersed in the hedonistic pleasures of the city, Dorian vows he would give anything to keep his youth and beauty-even his soul.
The movie also stars Emilia Fox
as Lady Victoria Wotton, Rebecca Hall
as Emily Wotton and Rachel Hurd-Wood
as Sybil Vane among others.
“Dorian Gray” will hit UK theaters on September 9, 2009 and will be shown next month at Toronto Film Festival 2009.