The Happy Prince trailer: Rupert Everett recalls the last few years of Oscar Wilde's life
Rupert Everett makes his directorial début with The Happy Prince which first appeared at Sundance earlier this year and has been picking up solid reviews along the way. Everett also wrote a script that looks back on the last few years of Oscar Wilde's life and his struggle to overcome the demons that plagued him. Watch the trailer above and take a peek at the new poster below.
The film opens in Paris, where Wilde, by now in his forties, penniless and in poor health, is still reeling after being imprisoned in England for his love affair with Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas. Out of prison but a pariah, Wilde swings between grief and a determination to wrest whatever pleasure and beauty he can from the time he has left. His body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him.
Everett takes the lead and is helped along by a strong supporting cast featuring Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Colin Morgan and Edwin Thomas.
The Happy Prince is released in UK cinemas on June 15th 2018.