Longtime friends Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are reuniting for an animated film to be released on Christmas Day 2014.
Fry told Twitter fans that he and the House actor are “cooking up a project together.”
Later, he announced: “M’coll Hugh & I will be working together to voice the new animated feature of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost.”
Fry is one of the film’s executive producers. Being made by France’s Melmoth Films, Britain’s Sprout Pictures and Canada’s Arc Productions, the feature film is now in pre-production.
He tweeted a poster for The Canterville Ghost, based on Wilde’s classic story. Fry’s and Laurie’s names receive top billing.
Friends in university, the pair gained fame in Britain as comedy duo Fry and Laurie. After meeting at Cambridge, they joined forces on several TV shows, including Jeeves and Wooster. Laurie played Bertie Wooster, while Fry portayed valet Jeeves.
They also received critical plaudits for their BBC sketch show A Bit of Fry & Laurie.