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Tom-Sturridge

Tom Sturridge Joins The Cast of ‘A Storm In The Stars’

It was last week announced that actor Tom Sturridge (Far From The Madding Crowd, On The Road) has joined the cast of A Storm In The Stars,

Starring Elle Fanning (Maleficient, Super 8) and Douglas Booth (Noah, Jupiter Ascending). The cast includes Bel Powley (The Diary of a Teenage Girl, A Royal Night Out), Stephen Dillane (Zero Dark Thirty, Game of Thrones), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, The Falling), Ben Hardy (X-Men Apocalypse) and Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey). Tom will play the role of Lord Byron. The film is being directed by award winning Saudi Arabian director Haifaa Al Mansour (Wadjda).

The six-week shoot commenced on Sunday 21st February on location in Ireland and moves to Luxembourg today, March 7th. The film is produced by Amy Baer of Gidden Media (Last Vegas), Ruth Coady (The Food Guide To Love) and Alan Moloney of Parallel Films (Jadotville, Brooklyn) along with co-producer David Grumbach of Juliette Films. It is financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, the BFI and Luxembourg Film Fund along with HanWay, who will also handle the films international sales. UTA Independent Film Group will co -represent the US rights with HanWay.

A Storm in The Stars tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin – author of one of the world’s most famous books ‘Frankenstein’ and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with another creative soul, the poet Percy Shelley. They are two outsiders constrained by polite society but bound together by a natural chemistry and progressive ideas that are beyond the boundaries of their age and time.
Mary and Percy declare their love for each and much to her family’s horror they elope together, joined by Mary’s half sister Claire. At Lord Byron’s house at Lake Geneva the idea of Frankenstein is conceived when a challenge is put to all house guests to write a ghost story. An incredible character is created but society at the time puts little value in a woman writing such a literary masterpiece and Mary at the tender age of 18 is forced to challenge this society to protect her monster and forge her own identit