The ever-enigmatic and brilliant pairing of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie will be reuniting once more!
The duo have been working together for decades, starring not only alongside each other in Blackadder, but bringing us their own programmes in the form of A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987-1995) and Jeeves and Wooster (1990-1993).
Fry has taken to Twitter to announce that he and Laurie will be working together again to lend their voices to Melmoth Films’ animated production of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost, currently in pre-production, being developed with the assistance of the BFI.
The film is an adaptation of Wilde’s original short story, first published in 1887.
Kim Burden (Stressed Eric) is directing from a script co-written by frequent collaborators Giles New and Keiron Self (That Mitchell and Webb Look), with Sprout Pictures (co-owned by Fry) co-producing with Hibbert Ralph.
The first promo image Fry tweeted below (which you can click to enlarge) looks brilliant from the get-go, describing the feature as a “startling” take on Wilde’s classic ghost story.
The Canterville Ghost is currently in pre-production, and if all goes well, it will be with us for Christmas 2014. I can’t wait.