Stardust (2007 film)

Stardust is a 2007 romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Matthew Vaughn and co-written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. Based on Neil Gaiman's 1999 novel of the same name, it features an ensemble cast led by Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Rupert Everett, Peter O'Toole, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert De Niro, with narration by Ian McKellen.

Theatrical release poster
Directed byMatthew Vaughn
Screenplay by
Based onStardust
by Neil Gaiman
Produced by
CinematographyBen Davis
Edited byJon Harris
Music byIlan Eshkeri
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dates
  • 29 July 2007 (2007-07-29) (Paramount Studio Theatre)
  • 10 August 2007 (2007-08-10) (United States)
  • 19 October 2007 (2007-10-19) (United Kingdom)
Running time
128 minutes[1]
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
Budget$70–88.5 million[2][3]
Box office$137 million[4]

The film follows Tristan, a young man from the fictional town of Wall in Great Britain. Wall is a town on the border of the magical fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. Tristan enters the magical world to collect a fallen star to give to his beloved Victoria, in return for her hand in marriage. He collects the star who, to his surprise, is a woman named Yvaine. Witches and the Princes of Stormhold are also hunting for Yvaine. Meanwhile, Tristan tries to get her back to Wall with him before Victoria's birthday, the deadline of her offer.

The film was released to positive reviews and grossed $137 million on a $70–88.5 million budget.[4] In 2008 it won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.[5] It was released on DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD on 18 December 2007.

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