Comedy duo to lend their voices to animated family feature.
Comic genius, and all round nice guy Stephen Fry has revealed, via Twitter, that he is set to reunite with his comedy partner Hugh Laurie for a “startling” 3D CGI feature film adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic ghost story ‘The Canterville Ghost.’
“M’coll Hugh & I will be working together to voice the new animated feature of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost.”
First published in 1887, the comically macabre short story follows the Otises, a nouveau riche family of Americans who take up residence in Canterville Chase, a Tudor style mansion in the English countryside that is haunted by the increasingly irate and frustrated ghost Sir Simon de Canterville.
‘The Canterville Ghost’ will be directed by Kim Burden (‘Stressed Eric’) from a script penned by Giles New and Keiron Self (‘That Mitchell and Webb Look’). The film will be co-produced by Hibbert Ralph Film and Fry’s Sprout Pictures banner.
A Christmas 2014 release is planned.