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Rhys Ifans to play Dylan Thomas

Rhys Ifans is to play Dylan Thomas in an upcoming film about the Welsh poet.

The Welsh actor has been cast in the role in indie drama Dominion, reported Variety.

John Malkovich, Diego Luna and Zosia Mamet have also joined director Steven Bernstein's film.

Dominion will focus on the events surrounding the last days before the poet's death at the age of 39 in 1953 in New York.

The movie isn't Rhys' only upcoming Dylan Thomas project, as earlier this year it was revealed he will star in a new screen adaptation of the writer's celebrated radio play Under Milk Wood.

Shooting on Dominion is due to start later in May.

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