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St Vincent to direct The Picture Of Dorian Gray

16 August 2017 10:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Aug 17, 2017

Rock star St Vincent will put a feminine spin on Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Annie Clark, who is better known by her rock star name St. Vincent, is directing an adaptation of The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde’s controversial 1890 novel for Lionsgate. The updated film will have a twist. The Picture Of Dorian Grey will be a portrait of a woman.

The Victorian era story of a hedonist who never gets old will be adapted by David Birke (Elle, the upcoming Slender Man).

Multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent started her music career as a member of the Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens's touring band before forming her own band in 2006. She released her debut album Marry Me in 2007. She collaborated with David Byrne for the 2012 album Love This Giant.  Her eponymous album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album in 2015.

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‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’: St. Vincent to Direct Her Debut Feature With Gender-Bending Oscar Wilde Adaptation

16 August 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent, will make her feature directorial debut with Lionsgate’s adaptation of “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” the only novel ever written by prolific British playwright Oscar Wilde. Variety initially reported the news.

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Adding a contemporary twist to the Victorian novel about a narcissistic young man who stays young while his portrait ages, the title character will be a woman. David Birke, who wrote the script for Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle,” will pen the adaptation with Clark directing.

The multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter began her career as a member of the band The Polyphonic Spree and toured with Sufjan Stevens. Her fourth solo album, self-titled St. Vincent, won a Grammy award for Best Alternative Album in 2015. Clark’s previous film, a short titled “Xx,” premiered at the Sundance Film »

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‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’: St. Vincent to Direct Female-Led Film Adaptation (Exclusive)

16 August 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has launched development of a movie based on Oscar Wilde’s 1890 novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The studio is putting a twist on the classic Victorian age story of a hedonistic man whose self-portrait ages while he stays eternally young. In this project, the title character will be a woman.

The film will be directed by Annie Clark, a.k.a St. Vincent, the experimental rock multi-instrumentalist. Her album, the self-titled “St. Vincent,” won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album in 2015. She has been the recipient of the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and the Q Maverick award, both given for outstanding innovation in the arts. »

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