Stephen Fry is a well known British TV personality and Golden Globe nominated actor, who is also an acclaimed writer (mostly of comedic novels). It seems that Peter Jackson has tapped Fry to pen the screenplay for his adaptation of the world war II epic The Dambusters. Presumably he'll be doing this in the 5 spare minutes he has a day when he's done Twittering (@stephenfry).
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Last night I attended a charity event with Stephen Fry, in which he was interviewed on stage about his life
One of the more interesting movie tip-bits that he let slip was that he confirmed that the Peter Jackson DamBusters remake was in pre-production, with Stephen writing the screen play. He also commented that Peter had already created the Lancaster Bombers in New Zealand ready for shooting to begin. No dates were mentioned.
Fry is mostly known as a comedian, so it is a strange choice for a remake of a dramatic war film, though he has taken on more serious roles occasionally with aplomb. Fry is also known for having extensive knowledge of history (as well as many other subjects) which may shine a light on to why he was chosen, if Jackson is looking for a historically accurate remake, with a touch of flair then Fry is probably a good man for the job.