Tom Sturridge (“Far From The Madding Crowd”), Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”), Stephen Dillane (“The Tunnel”) and Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) have joined the cast of “Wadjda” director Haifaa Al-Mansour’s English-language helming debut “A Storm In The Stars”.
Sturridge is playing the role of Lord Byron in the period romantic drama about the tumultuous love affair between dangerously charismatic poet Percy Shelley and the brilliant and beautiful 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin at Bryon’s estate on Lake Geneva.
Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley and Ben Hardy also star in the film. Williams play’s Mary’s friend, Dillane and Froggatt are playing Mary’s father and stepmother.
Filming began a few weeks ago on location in Ireland before it heads to Luxembourg. Amy Baer, Ruth Coady and Alan Moloney will produce.