Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian) is set to play Oscar Wilde's iconic character Dorian Gray in an adaptation of the author's novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, producer Barnaby Thompson and director Oliver Parker plan to make a visceral, dark horror story and says the themes of stardom are as relevant as ever.

Production is set to begin the end of July this year.