We’ve got our hands on the first official trailer of The Happy Prince, the upcoming period drama movie written and directed by Rupert Everett and starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Emily Watson, and Tom Wilkinson:
THE HAPPY PRINCE
He was a celebrity, a poet, and a father.
But he carried a secret that would destroy him.
From Director Rupert Everett.
“In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde (Rupert Everett) lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshiped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance (Emily Watson), the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas (Colin Morgan) and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross (Edwin Thomas) who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintance, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories – his incomparable wit still sharp. THE HAPPY PRINCE is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.”
A great quote from the trailer:
“There’s no mystery so great as suffering but suffering is nothing when there is love: love is everything!”
Anyway, here’s a new film poster from Germany:
(Click on the poster to enlarge.)
THE HAPPY PRINCE
No official US release date yet, but the film will hit UK theaters on June 15, 2018.
Stay tuned for updates.