Stardust

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Stardust
Stardust promo poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Michael Dreyer, Neil Gaiman, Matthew Vaughn
Written by Novel:
Neil Gaiman
Screenplay:
Jane Goldman
Matthew Vaughn
Starring Charlie Cox
Claire Danes
Michelle Pfeiffer
Robert De Niro
Ricky Gervais
Sienna Miller
Henry Cavill
Peter O'Toole
Sarah Alexander
Jason Flemyng
Rupert Everett
Mark Heap
Music by Ilan Eshkeri
Cinematography Ben Davis
Edited by Jon Harris
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release Dates Flag UK.png 19 October 2007
Flag USA.png 10 August 2007
Running Time 128 min.
Country Flag UK.png
Language English
Budget $88.5 million
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Stardust is a 2007 fantasy film directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's Stardust novella of the same name, illustrated by Charles Vess, originally published by DC Comics, and stars an ensemble cast including Robert De Niro, Claire Danes, Nathaniel Parker, Peter O'Toole, David Kelly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sienna Miller, Mark Heap, Charlie Cox and Ricky Gervais. In addition, it is narrated by Sir Ian McKellen.

Synopsis

Contains SPOILERS

A charmingly naïve boy from the English village of Wall travels to a magical, mythical world in search of the falling star that will help him win the heart of his true love in this fantasy adventure starring Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ricky Gervais, and Sienna Miller. For hundreds of years the massive cobblestone barrier that surrounds the sleepy English hamlet of Wall has kept the citizens of the village safe and secure from the malevolent supernatural forces that stir just outside its perimeter. When dashing Tristan Thorne (Cox) promises the fairest girl in the village, Victoria (Miller), that he will prove his love by bestowing her with a genuine falling star, his daring mission sends him on an adventure far outside the comfortable confines of Wall.

Ricky Gervais as Ferdy the Fence and also keeping the pipe alive.

In order to find the fallen star, Tristan will have to ascend the wall and venture deep into the forbidden heart of the fantastical realm known as Stormhold. Upon discovering that the meteorite he sought was in fact a beautiful girl named Yvaine (Danes), who has stumbled though space and is now being pursued by the King of Stormhold's (Peter O'Toole) sons (who long to use her cosmic powers to lay claim to the throne), Tristan vows to protect the otherworldly visitor at all costs. But the king's sons aren't the only ones in search of the luminous Yvaine; fearsome witch Lamia (Pfeiffer) has become convinced that the young girl's power can help her to achieve eternal youth and beauty. As Tristan makes his way through Stormhold on a mission to bring the star back to Wall, he will encounter a series of spectacular characters and creatures that will lead him to a fate he never imagined.



Cast

  • Charlie Cox as Tristan Thorne
  • Claire Danes as Yvaine
  • Michelle Pfeiffer as Lamia
  • Robert De Niro as Captain Shakespeare
  • Henry Cavill as Humphrey
  • Sienna Miller as Victoria
  • Ricky Gervais as Ferdy the Fence
  • Peter O'Toole as Lord of Stormhold
  • Nathaniel Parker as Dunstan Thorne
  • Mark Strong as Septimus
  • Rupert Everett as Secundus
  • Jason Flemyng as Primus
  • Mark Heap as Tertius
  • Adam Buxton as Quintus
  • Julian Rhind-Tutt as Quartus
  • David Walliams as Sextus
  • Melanie Hill as Ditchwater Sal
  • Kate Magowan as Una
  • Sarah Alexander as Empusa
  • Joanna Scanlan as Mormo
  • Ben Barnes as Young Dunstan Thorne
  • Frank Ellis as Mr. Monday
  • David Kelly as Guard
  • Mark Williams as Billy
  • Ian McKellen as Narrator

Connections

  • Jane Goldman wrote the screenplay and is married to Jonathan Ross, who is close friend with Ricky Gervais.
  • This is the second project that Ricky has worked on with Robert De Niro -the other was Extras
  • This is the second project that Ricky has worked on with Sir Ian McKellen -the other was Extras
  • Neil Gaiman, who wrote the source material, is friends with Jonathan Ross who is married to the screenwriter Jane Goldman.

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