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'Stardust''s star-studded cast

Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, and Sienna Miller are all lined up to star in an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, Variety reports. Layer Cake’s Matthew Vaughn is directing the fantasy about a lovestruck youth, a fallen star, a witch, and a pirate. No word on whether Gaiman pal Tori Amos will be cast as the character she inspired: a talking tree.

Still, this is a pretty high-wattage cast, and along with the star power brought to bear on A History of Violence (Viggo Mortensen) and V for Vendetta (Natalie Portman), it can mean only one thing: Graphic novels are hot! Okay, fanboys, that’s your cue to roll your eyes and tell us all how misconceived this project is, and what daunting obstacles it will have to overcome to be faithful to Gaiman’s vision. Have at it.

Originally posted March 7 2006 — 9:15 PM EST

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