Actor Rupert Everett will make his directorial debut on a comedic biopic about legendary writer and playwright Oscar Wilde titled "The Happy Prince", says Screen Daily.
The story is set in Wilde’s tragic final days
as he looks back on the disasters of his life with characteristic dry wit and
Everett wrote the script and will star in the film as Wilde while Colin
Firth to play Wilde's friend and confidant
Reginald "Reggie" Turner. Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson and Edward
Fox are also tipped to join the film.
Productoin will take place next Summer.
The author's life was chronicled on film once before in 1997's "Wilde" starring Stephen Fry as the author and Jude Law, Wilkinson, Michael
Sheen, Vanessa Redgrave, Ioan Gruffudd and Orlando
Everett has starred in movie adaptations of Wilde’s work such as “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “An Ideal Husband” with Firth