"A powerfully haunting film." -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Starring Patricia Clarkson (Good Night and Good Luck, The Green Mile), Peter Sarsgaard (Flightplan, Jarhead, Kinsey) and Campbell Scott (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Big Night), The Dying Gaul is the directorial debut by acclaimed playwright/screenwriter Craig Lucas (Longtime Companion, Prelude to a Kiss).
Grief-stricken screenwriter Robert has written a brilliant script inspired by his lover's recent death from AIDS, and powerful film executive Jeffrey wants to buy it for a million dollars. The catch: Robert must agree to make his love story heterosexual. Soon, Robert is seduced by Jeffrey's charms, his money and his glamorous lifestyle. At the same time, his wife Elaine becomes fascinated with Robert. Soon, a series of explosive secrets are revealed that lead all three characters into a dark maze of deception and betrayal.