Currently in pre-production, the comedy tells the story of Sir Simon de Canterville, a spirit who has been haunting Canterville Chase, his ancestral home in rural England, for more than 300 years. He has successfully scared off every previous tenant with ease and aplomb -- up until the Otis family from America arrives.
The film is being directed by Kim Burdon and produced by Robert Chandler and Gina Carter.
"I'm excited as a little child to be playing in Oscar Wilde's hilarious and touching ghost-story/romance/comedy -- especially as it will mean working again with Hugh Laurie after all these years," Fry said in a statement. "The standard and style of the animation will be astounding and the voice talent unmatched in what I am certain will be, the cliché is unavoidable, an unmissable experience for all the family."
"Take one bone-rattling Canterville Ghost, add a dollop of Fry, a slice of Laurie and the result is pure, perfect, hilarious magic. Robert, Gina and Kim have created an extraordinarily wonderful world and Content is thrilled to be a part of it," said Jamie Carmichael from the company Content, which will be handling the worldwide sales for the movie, starting at the Cannes Film Festival market this month.