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Freddie Highmore Joins Cast of Animated Canterville Ghost

canterville-ghostBates Motel's Freddie Highmore is joining Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Hart, Toby Jones for an animated take on Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost by Kim Burdon.

Giles New and Keiron Self are adapting the classic Oscar Wilde story.  

Currently in pre-production, the animated comedy follows the story of Sir Simon de Canterville who has been haunting his ancestral home in rural England, Canterville Chase, for over three hundred years.  He has successfully scared off every previous tenant with ease and aplomb, up until the Otis family from America moves in.  

Producers Robert Chandler and Gina Carter commented, “The Canterville Ghost has been made as a live-action feature over the years with such actors as Sir John Gielgud, Charles Laughton and David Niven playing the famous ghost, but it has never been made as an animated movie. The animation allows us to emphasize the comedy and the epic qualities of Sir Simon’s journey. The hauntings will be magnificently visual; the humor laugh-out-loud; the love story at its centre deeply moving.”