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Stephen Fry to write Dambusters script.

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Mar 16 2007, 8:47pm

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Stephen Fry to write Dambusters script. Can't Post

Given PJ's interest in war and The Dambusters, I had assumed he and Fran would take a key role in the scriptwriting - but evidently not:

Comic to pen NZ film Dambusters
Versatile British actor and comedian Stephen Fry - best known for Jeeves and Wooster with Hugh Laurie and Blackadder Goes Forth - has revealed he is writing the script for Peter Jackson's Dambusters, to be shot in Wellington.

Fry, 49, who has written for film and television as well as several novels, confirmed he was writing the script while promoting his TV series Kingdom in Britain this week.
A spokesman for Jackson also confirmed Fry was writing the film's script about a famous World War II bombing mission.
The US$35 million (NZ$50.3 million) film, to be directed by newcomer Christian Rivers, will be shot this year, mainly in Wellington.

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Mar 16 2007, 9:17pm

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....one would have also expected Jackson to direct it, and Walsh to do some second unti work.

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Mar 16 2007, 9:34pm

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I think Stephen Fry will do a great job! [In reply to] Can't Post

He's a very intelligent man, knowledgeable of the period and witty, so I think his script will be excellent. I was excited by this news. I had thought, however, that it was a film which PJ wanted to make himself - maybe I just had missed this news before but I am surprised he isn't directing it.

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Mar 16 2007, 11:14pm

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"(harrumph) If I may suggest, sir... [In reply to] Can't Post

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Mar 16 2007, 11:18pm

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Mar 17 2007, 1:15am

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ummm.... *twitch* [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe that means he's busy doing something else!!!!! OTHER than The Lovely Bones and buhzillion other projects! Maybe he's thinking of something else! Maybe they're busy writing SOMETHING ELSE!!!!!!!!!!

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Mar 17 2007, 4:37pm

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Excellent, L.Ron! [In reply to] Can't Post

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Mar 17 2007, 6:34pm

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Yeah gramma!!! My first thought too!!

Maybe that means he's busy doing something else!!!!! OTHER than The Lovely Bones and buhzillion other projects! Maybe he's thinking of something else! Maybe they're busy writing SOMETHING ELSE!!!!!!!!!!

*rubs hands together, nodding frantically*

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