Everett will star as Oscar Wilde.

Beta Cinema has secured the worldwide rights to The Happy Prince, the directorial debut of Rupert Everett.

Based on his own script, Rupert Everett will also star as Oscar Wilde alongside a cast featuring Colin Firth, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson.

German distribution is handled by Concorde Filmverleih.

The Happy Prince is a UK-British-Italian co-production of cine plus Filmproduktion and Bavaria Pictures with Robert Fox Ltd. and Bavaria Media Italia. While shooting is scheduled for summer 2013, Beta Cinema has already started pre-sales at Cannes Film Festival.

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