Magazine article Screen International

Works Takes Elijah Wood Drama Stars

Magazine article Screen International

Works Takes Elijah Wood Drama Stars

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EXCLUSIVE: Dylan Thomas drama starring Elijah Wood gets UK sales company.

UK sales outfit The Works International has picked up rights to Dylan Thomas drama Set Fire to the Stars, which will receive its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival next week (June 23).

Based on John M Brinnin's account of the hell-raising poet's first visit to New York in 1950, the film is the feature debut of director Andy Goddard (Downton Abbey) and stars Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly, Stephen Mackintosh and Shirley Henderson.

Written by Andy Goddard and Celyn Jones and produced by A J Riach (Battle of the Sexes) and Andy Evans, the drama is a Mad as Birds Films presentation.

Wood will attend the EIFF premiere, along with Jones and Goddard. Following the screening there will be a performance from Gruff Rhys, lead singer of the Super Furry Animals, who composed the original score for the film. …

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