‘The Happy Prince’ gets an official trailer

Lionsgate has today released the official trailer for Rupert Everett’s directorial debut, THE HAPPY PRINCE, out in cinemas across the UK on 15 June, 2018.

Written, directed by and starring Everett, the film features a stellar supporting cast of British actors including Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan and Edwin Thomas.

THE HAPPY PRINCE explores the final years of Oscar Wilde, and the ghosts that haunted him.

 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 (Morgan). 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’s Wilde is tortured but determined to remain true to himself. His thoughts are filled with love and betrayal and permeated with those closest to him: Bosie, his literary agent Robbie Ross (Edwin Thomas), his great friend Reggie Turner (Firth) and his estranged wife Constance (Watson). 

As the film travels through Wilde’s final act, and journeys from England to France and Italy, desire and loyalty face off, the transience of lust is laid bare, and the true riches of love are revealed.

 THE HAPPY PRINCE will be released in cinemas on 15 June 2018 through Lionsgate UK.

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