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A new Dylan Thomas biopic of sorts is in the works from "Downtown Abbey" helmer Andy Goddard. Titled Set Fire to the Stars (a reference to the final line of Thomas' "Love in the Asylum"), the period feature will tell the story of the turbulent and moving relationship between aspiring poet, John Malcolm Brinnin and his hero, the hellraising Welsh poet whose work Brinnin helped bring to America. Elijah Wood will play Brinnin with Celyn Jones, who scripted alongside Goddard, starring as Thomas. Set in Fifties America, the film will actually shoot on location in and around Thomas's spiritual home of Swansea, Wales, from the end of January. Jones will be the latest in an illustrious line of actors to play the Welsh poet including Alec Guinness, Matthew Rhys and Tom »

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