Wilde role for hearthrob Sean Bean
Sunday May 21, 08:18 PM
Sean Bean is to star in the big screen adaptation of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance.
US stars Lindsay Lohan and Annette Bening have also been cast in the movie.
Wilde's A Woman of No Importance first appeared on stage at London's Haymarket Theatre in 1893.
Prunella Scales, Samantha Bond and Rupert Graves starred in a stage production at the same theatre in 2003.
Sheffield-born Sharpe star Bean, 47, appeared in the 1993 BBC adaptation of a DH Lawrence work, Lady Chatterley's Lover.
He also appeared on the big screen in the Fellowship of the Ring, the first in the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, as Boromir.
Work on the new film will begin in the Autumn, according to the Cannes' edition of Variety magazine.