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Day three - live!

18 May 2012 2:10 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

All the latest news, reviews, comment and buzz from the Croisette

10.04am: Day three of Cannes 2012 rolls round. If you want to catch up with what happened yesterday (whenever that was), here's yesterday's blow-by-blow live blog.

But as is the way with Cannes, it's history already; all that's left is to pick over the bones. And that will assuredly be happening in the video we'll post later this morning, when Peter, Xan and Catherine run the rule over Rust and Bone, last night's biggie. We'll also have a gallery of red carpet pictures, featuring star Marion Cotillard and ice-cold director Jacques Audiard. (I've said it before, I'll say it again: he's the person I want to be when I grow up.)

So what to look forward to today? The line-up is perhaps a tad less starry that on days one and two: the competition films are Reality, from Italian director »

- Andrew Pulver

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Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry Reunite to Get Animated in The Canterville Ghost

18 May 2012 10:17 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Hugh Laurie (House M.D.) and Stephen Fry (V for Vendetta) will lend their voices to the animated Oscar Wilde adaptation, The Canterville GhostWilde's novella, set in late 1800s rural England, tells of the Otises, an American family that moves in to Canterville Chase, an old country house.  Sir Simon de Canterville (Fry) has been haunting the residence for hundreds of years alongside his resident nemesis, Death (Laurie) in the guise of a lowly gardener.  Comedic stars of the 80s and 90s series, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, the duo have collaborated on a number of projects; this will be their first such reunion in 13 years.  Hit the jump for  more on The Canterville Ghost. THR reports that Kim Burdon is set to direct the animated project from an adaptation by Keiron Self and Giles New, both of That Mitchell and Webb Look. The Wilde novella has been »

- Dave Trumbore

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Fry & Laurie Re-Team For Wilde's "Ghost"

16 May 2012 5:41 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, before they went on to become an American TV star and a British national treasure respectively, were best known for their work together as a comedic team back in the 80's be it their own sketch show to their memorable turns in "Blackadder".

Now the duo are reuniting for an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost" in which they'll be voicing characters. Fry himself broke the news through his Twitter feed (via Empire) saying "M'coll Hugh & I will be working together to voice the new animated feature of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost."

Melmoth Films is currently seeking financing for the project which "That Mitchell And Webb Look" co-writers Keiron Self and Giles New are adapting. »

- Garth Franklin

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Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie to Reunite to Voice Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost

15 May 2012 3:47 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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 »

- Kenji Lloyd

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