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St. Vincent to Direct New Female-Led Adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray

St. Vincent to Direct New Female-Led Adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray

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The movie will be adapted by David Birke, who wrote Elle starring Isabelle Huppert. 

St. Vincent is directing a feature film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's seminal queer novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, according to Variety.

The adaptation will be a female-led version of the story, which takes place during the Victorian era and in the book focuses on a young man who stays youthful as his portrait ages.

This version of The Picture of Dorian Gray will be adapted by David Birke, who wrote Elle, the film which earned Isabelle Huppert a Best Actress nom this past year. He's also a co-writer of the upcoming Slender Man horror film.

Wilde's novel has been adapted for the screen before, most notably for the 1945 version, where Angela Lansbury received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

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St. Vincent won the 2015 Grammy for Best Alternative Album with her self-titled record. She's also received the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award and the Q Maverick award for her outstanding contributions to the arts. She's previously directed the short film Birthday Party, part of the all-female horror anthology XX.

Watch a clip from Birthday Party, below:

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