EXCLUSIVE: North American deal for drama starring Elijah Wood.

Set Fire to the Stars

Strand Releasing has acquired North American rights to Elijah Wood drama Set Fire to the Stars from UK sales outfit The Works.

Wood stars in the Edinburgh debut from director Andy Goodard about an aspiring poet whose life is turned upside down when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hero, Dylan Thomas, played by Celyn Jones.

The deal was done between The Works’ head of sales Clare Crean and Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing.

Producers are A J Riach and Andy Evans, the screenplay was written by actor Jones and Goddard. 

Strand plans for a late spring 2015 release. 

Director Goddard commented: “Mad as Birds Films and I are very excited about this acquisition. In some way, this movie is a love letter to America, so I guess you could say Strand Releasing is bringing it home.”

Upcoming on Strand’s slate are Celine Sciamma’s Girlhood, Fatih Akin’s The Cut and Eran Riklis’ A Borrowed Identity.