S4C, the Welsh broadcaster who have just announced their move from Cardiff to Carmarthen with the creation of 150 new jobs in the town, has commissioned a new film version of Dylan Thomas’s classic play for voices, “Under Milk Wood”.
The film will star Rhys Ifans in the roles of First Man and Captain Tom Cat; the roles played by Richard Burton and Peter O’toole in the 1972 film which also starred Elizabeth Taylor and was filmed in Fishguard. It will be produced by Kevin Allen, uncle of the singer, Lily. The director’s past feature and TV credits include Berlin entry Twin Towns, US comedy Agent Cody Banks2; Destination London and ITV’s Benidorm.
The six-week shoot is due to begin this summer on the west coast of Wales, with English and Welsh-language versions filmed back-to-back. It is hoped to be released around Christmas time.
Allen is simultaneously making an S4C-commissioned documentary film – presented by Ifans – about the Welsh poet Thomas, whose centenary is celebrated this year.
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