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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Prince Caspian's Ben Barnes to Play Dorian Gray

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today that British actor Ben Barnes, who played the title role in this weekend's box-office champion The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, has been chosen to star in Ealing Studios' British adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

The new film version, which was first covered here in the Vault some months ago, begins shooting at the end of July. Oliver Parker, who seems to have specialized in translating Wilde's work to the screen, wil direct. Barnes also appeared in last year's sci-fi also-ran Stardust.

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