General News

Rupert Everett planning Oscar Wilde biopic

By:
May 15, 2013 | 5:26pm EDT

Actor Rupert Everett is planning to write, direct and star in a new Oscar Wilde biopic chronicling the tragic writer's final years. The Next Best Thing star reveals it's been a passion project of his for some time, and it's finally starting to gain momentum. He tells The New York Times Style Magazine, "I've spent years getting it together, half getting it together, nearly getting it together, and it falling apart." The British actor has refrained from discussing the film in detail before he secures a studio deal, but the movie is likely to follow The Importance of Being Earnest author's legal troubles and imprisonment towards the end of his life, before he died of cerebral meningitis in 1900, aged 46. Everett has already been practising his portrayal of Wilde on the New York stage in a production of David Hare's The Judas Kiss.

More General News