Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Tom Hanks And Ron Howard Ignite Inferno In April
The new Dan Brown adaptation starts shooting next year
Exclusive: First Look At Wolf Hall
Mark Rylance’s Tudor cinema club
Latest Gone Girl Trailer Online
Ben Affleck's Nick Murphy looks guilty...
John Moore Directing Tech Thriller I.T.
Pierce Brosnan still set to star
Lake Bell Rounds Up The Emperor's Children
She'll direct the novel adaptation
First Trailer For Horror Thriller The Pyramid
Stalk like an Egyptian
Empire's Winter Preview Cover Is Here!
David Fincher's Gone Girl leads the charge
Jack Huston Is The Latest Rumoured Choice For Doctor Strange
And Jeremy Renner thinks Hawkeye might show up in Captain America 3
Netflix Boss Talks Marvel TV Plans
Daredevil and co. might end up meeting the movie characters
Benedict Cumberbatch And Martin Freeman Are Emmy Winners
Sherlock and Breaking Bad score at the US TV awards
Ridley Scott On His Blade Runner And Prometheus Sequels
'I’ve got a lot of ducks in a row. But they’re all written...'
Chris Hemsworth Travels To The New Vacation Movie
Charlie Day also on board the sequel/reboot
Keith Stanfield Set As Snoop Dogg
In Straight Outta Compton
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
04 August 2014
Michael Sheen And More Back For Through The Looking Glass
As James Bobin gets to work on the Wonderland sequel
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Anonymous (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Mr. Nice (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Greenberg (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Rhys Ifans Headed Under Milk Wood
He'll star in the Dylan Thomas adaptation

24 March 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Screen Daily

submit to reddit

Rhys Ifans, The Amazing Spider-Man

The last time we saw Rhys Ifans on the big screen, he was turning into a scaly lizard man and causing trouble for The Amazing Spider-Man. It's a fair bet we'll have 100 per cent fewer reptilian attacks when he stars in the new film adaptation of the Dylan Thomas story Under Milk Wood.

Ifans is also co-writing the project, based on a script that's also by director Kevin Allen, Michael Breen and Murray Lachlan Young. Originally written as a radio drama in 1954 by poet Dylan Thomas, the story has been adapted for the stage. It's all set in a fictional small Welsh fishing village called Llareggub (read that backwards to see the gag) and finds an omniscient narrator called First (Ifans) allowing a peek into the thoughts and dreams of the citizens across a night and a day.

Among the residents are Captain Cat (also Ifans), a blind old sea captain who dreams of his deceased shipmates and long lost lover, Rosie Probert and various others, including guest house owner Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard, Jack Black (not the comedy star), and Mr. Waldo. Allen will start shooting this summer on the west coast of Wales, aiming to make both English language and Welsh versions back to back.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Dakota Johnson Joins Black Mass
For the Whitey Bulger drama
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Rogues Gallery: Powers Boothe
Sin City's Roark talks us through his most memorable baddies

Richard Attenborough: In Celebration
Saluting a man who made a lasting impact on cinema and beyond…

Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)