Magazine article Screen International

'Under Milk Wood' Gets UK Deal

Magazine article Screen International

'Under Milk Wood' Gets UK Deal

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Metrodome Distribution has acquired UK and Ireland rights to the feature version of Dylan Thomas classic Under Milk Wood from Metro International.

Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) and singer Charlotte Church star in the drama, which will debut at this month's Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Kevin Allen (Twin Town) directs the surreal story in which Blind Captain Cat (Rhys Ifans) is tormented in his dreams by his drowned shipmates, and the innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of a fictional small Welsh fishing village Llareggub.

The deal was negotiated by Metrodome MD Jezz Vernon and Metro International's head of sales Natalie Brenner.

The film adaptation, from wrtiers Murray Lachlan Young, Michael Breen and Allen, is the first of Thomas' classic 1954 radio drama since Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's 1972 feature. …

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