Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Claire Danes have been cast in "Stardust," based on the 1997 award-winning Neil Gaiman novel of the same name. The movie, which will be directed by Matthew Vaughn ("Layer Cake"), will also star Sienna Miller and Charlie Cox, who worked together in "Casanova."
"Stardust" is an adult fairy tale in which our hero, the young Tristran Thorne (Cox) of the fictional English village of Wall, travels to the land of Faerie to find a fallen star to bestow upon Victoria (Miller), the girl he wants to marry. In Faerie, Tristran meets magical creatures and powerful adversaries, including a witch (Pfeiffer) and a pirate (De Niro), and learns the true nature, power, and value of fallen stars.
Neil Gaiman, who will serve as a producer, also confirmed on his official website today that Mark Strong ("Tristan and Isolde") will play Septimus, who is embroiled in a fierce competition with this brothers to rule the kingdom of Faerie.
Filming for "Stardust" begins in Great Britain and Iceland this April.
"I am delighted to be able to work with such a stellar cast in bringing the magic of ‘Stardust’ to the screen," said Vaughn, who also wrote the screenplay with Jane Goodman.