St Vincent directing female-led ‘Picture of Dorian Gray,’ curating Peroni pop-up
Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, has been tapped by Lionsgate to direct an upcoming film based on the Oscar Wilde novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. The novel's plot focuses on an man who sells his soul to keep himself young, in order to pursue a life of hedonistic pleasures. According to Variety, the main character in this new adaptation will be played by a woman. This will be St Vincent's second foray into film directing -- she previously directed a segment of the horror anthology film XX, which premiered last year to critical acclaim.
The announcement of the new film has added to St Vincent's already busy schedule, as she's set to release her as-of-yet-untitled fifth album later this year (which appears on our list of our most anticipated indie rock albums of fall 2017). She'll also be curating a pop-up event for the beer brand Peroni, which, according to WWD, will include "performances, talks, and art installations." She opened up on the event's inspirations:
I'll be drawing upon the surrealism of Fellini, the whimsy of the Memphis movement, and the vibrancy of the modern Italian culture to curate various multi-medium experiences that are ultimately inspired by Italian art, culture, and design. Iím excited for whatís to come.
St Vincent also recently broke down her latest single "New York" on Song Exploder, where she revealed that she found swearing to be a "sign of intimacy." She also described the impact David Bowie's death had on her during the writing process:
It's very silly to make something like David Bowie's death about me -- it has nothing to do with me -- but I will say that I was really affected. And I cried. I cried for somebody I didn't even know. And I don't know that I've done that before.
You can listen to the song below.
STV will be hitting the road later this year as part of her "Fear the Future" tour, which includes stops at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre on December 2 and 3. Night one is sold out, but tickets for night two are still available. She also plays the first-ever LA edition of Red Bull Music Academy in October.