Colin Firth has signed on to star alongside Ben Barnes in Dorian Gray, a movie adaptation of the Oscar Wilde classic, The Picture of Dorian Gray, accoridng to The Hollywood Reporter.
In the novel, the story revolves around Gray, a young man who as he descends into a hedonisitic lifestyle, a portrait of him ages and morphs, although he himself does not. Firth will play Lord Henry Wotton, the aristocrat that corrupts Gray into his hedonisitic lifestyle.
The movie has already began shooting this week.
Colin Firth stars in Mamma Mia! which is in theaters now. He will next appear in Genova and Easy Virtue. The busy man has also finished filming A Christmas Carol alongside Jim Carrey and Gary Oldman.