Rupert Everett to write and star in Oscar Wildes biopic

December 23rd, 2007 - 12:22 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): British actor Rupert Everett has decided to write and star in a biopic of the life of Oscar Wilde.

Rupert, who became a best-selling author with his 2006 memoirs, Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins, thinks he can do a better job with the story and has slammed the “rigorously straight” David Hare for his 1998 version of it.

“Yes, I’m writing a screenplay of a film I’m hoping to get made with myself in it, about Oscar Wilde, after the trial, his life in exile, Contactmusic quoted Everett as saying.

“It’s provisionally titled Sebastian Melmoth, after one of the aliases Wilde adopted after his downfall,” he added.

The outspoken 48-year-old had much to say regarding Hare and director Richard Eyre, who co-created a play based on Wilde’s life in exile, The Judas Kiss.

“Those people should never ever have thought about attacking the Wilde story, because they have no sympathy, or sensitivity or sensibility, he said.

“They’re rigorously straight, the two of them. They cast Liam Neeson as Wilde - why? Because he’s big and Irish,” he added. (ANI)

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