Watch SET FIRE TO THE STARS Trailer, Poetic Beauty And Trouble
The film stars Elijah Wood as John M. Brinnin, an American poet and critic who is put in charge of organizing Thomas' first US tour. Thomas (Celyn Jones) proves more than a handful, and the two go into retreat, where Brinnin must save his hero and get him stateside.
The film is directed by Andy Goddard (Torchwood, Downton Abbey), and rounding out an excellent cast are Shirley Henderson, Steven Mackintosh and Kelly Reilly. The trailer shows a wonderful stylized feel, connecting with its time period (the early 1950s) in rich black-and-white, emphasizing the poetry in both form and content. Thomas himself was a original rebel, unwilling to align with any literary movement. Hopefully the film will follow suit.