Jeremy Irons could star in 'Lolita'

July 07, 1995|By The Hollywood Reporter

Jeremy Irons is in final negotiations to star in Adrian Lyne's remake of Stanley Kubrick's 1962 classic dark comedy "Lolita."

Sources said that Mr. Irons will play the part of Humbert Humbert, a gentle English professor whose life turns tragic because of his passionate love for a 12-year-old nymphet and the vengeful determination of the girl's sleazy but canny former lover.

While Dianne Wiest initially had been considered for the role of Lolita's mother, sources said that discussions are under way to bring Melanie Griffith on board. The actress selected for the role of Lolita will be announced "in the next couple of days," said an insider.

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