To lift a sentiment shared by Matt Zoller Seitz this afternoon: Will the same people who relentlessly accused Girls of nepotism find themselves up in arms over this news? There are no familial relations at hand, I don’t doubt that something interesting lies in the film at hand, and I can’t imagine these people are just signing on because a friend is directing it — but it’s nevertheless frustrating to see such blatant hypocrisy worm its way into the public discourse so easily.
Oh, yes; there’s some news to tell you about. THR informs us that actor Rupert Everett has attracted Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, and Edward Fox for The Happy Prince, an Oscar Wilde-centered film that will serve as his directing and screenwriting debut; he’ll also play the main subject. Here, we’ll see the noted humorist’s spend his final days in regret over everything that came before, but with his “characteristic dry wit and black humor” intact. Firth will be playing Wilde’s friend, Reginald “Reggie” Turner.
Almost anything and everything else — save for the mention that shooting is being planned to commence in the summer of 2013 — is not available, but it’s safe to say the power of this cast and potential of this material means we’ll keep an eye out.
Is The Happy Prince off to a good start?
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