Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Pfeiffer and Danes Chasing Gaiman's "Stardust" ...


Following up on our previous posts, the film trades are now reporting that Paramount has set Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Charlie Cox and Sienna Miller to star in "Stardust," an adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel to be directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Pic begins shooting in the U.K. and Iceland next month.

Vaughn, who committed to the fantasy project last fall, penned the script with writing partner Jane Goldman.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing. Paramount is co-financing and co-producing with Vaughn's Marv Films and Ingenious Film Partners.

Michael Dreyer and Gaiman are also producing, with Steve Mark and Peter Morton executive producers.

Story concerns a star-crossed youth from the English village of 'Wall' who tries to win the heart of his true love by searching for a falling star, heading into a magical world where he must deal with a witch and a pirate.

Film will be the first for Vaughn since "Layer Cake".