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Stephen Fry plans directorial debut

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Fresh from his much-lauded hosting of this year's BAFTAs, Stephen Fry is adding a new job title to his crowded cv and stepping into the shoes of director for his next project. Fry's 'helming debut' will be a film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies and such is the man's reputation for excellence in all that he does that the first person Fry has signed up for one of the lead roles is Oscar-winner and this year nominee Dame Judi Dench. A spokesperson for Fry confirmed today to Empire Online that Dench was attached to the project, 'but they're still seeking finance, so nothing's been green-lit yet.' He also revealed that the title for the movie, which Fry has adapted himself from the novel, has changed from Vile Bodies to Bright Young Things. Set in the 1930s, in a world not entirely dissimilar to that of Fry's most recent movie Gosford Park, Bright Young Things will, according to Fry, differ from Altman's film in one major way, 'it will have an entirely British cast.'

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