“The Map of Love,” a film about Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his fiery relationship with his wife, Caitlin, will be financed and distributed by Summit Entertainment in association with Newmarket Capital and rocker Mick Jagger’s Jagged Films, it was announced Tuesday.
“Dylan Thomas and Caitlin’s relationship was so complex and volatile that I knew their story would make a great film,” Jagger said. The Rolling Stone was in Los Angeles on Sunday and Monday for a concert stop at Dodger Stadium.
Welsh helmer Christopher Monger (“The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill …”) will direct from his own script, which follows Thomas’ boozy bardic odyssey from a fishing village in Wales to literary acclaim and pop celebrityhood in New York and Hollywood in the 1950s.
Produced by Jagger and Victoria Pearman of Jagged Films, “The Map of Love” will be exec produced by Mike Newell and Alan Greenspan of Dogstar Films. Summit and Dogstar are linked in a production pact in the U.K.
“Christopher has written an extraordinary screenplay about romance,” Summit CEO Patrick Wachsberger told Daily Variety. “Having producing partners such as Mike Newell and Mick Jagger, coupled with these exceptional roles, is allowing us to pursue the highest caliber of talent for this film.”
Now casting, the project is set for a spring start on locations in Wales, Gotham and L.A.