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Arts and Entertainment

St. Vincent Is Directing A Female Version Of 'The Picture Of Dorian Gray'

Annie Clark, aka St Vincent, at Sundance in 2017. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
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St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, everyone's mysterious art-rock crush, is exploring new territory with her next project: directing. The Grammy-winning musician is set to direct a version of Oscar Wilde's 1890 Gothic horror novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray," Variety reports. However, the title character will be a woman. The novel hasn't been adapted for the big screen since 1945, which means it's officially time for a woman-helmed version.

The female-led Oscar Wilde adaptation is being developed by Lionsgate, with writer David Birke attached to pen the script. Clark's first short film "Birthday Cake" screened at Sundance in 2017, but the Oscar Wilde adaptation will be her first collaboration with a major film studio.

A release date for the film hasn't been announced, but in the meantime, we'd like to invite Clark to research her "Picture of Dorian Gray" adaptation right here in Los Angeles. After all, what city could possibly be more suited to tell a story about the desperate, inherently flawed quest for eternal youth?