Brad and Angelina’s French Chateau Improvements, Fry and Laurie In New Movie

15 May

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt – apart from the obvious benefits of Angelina being a man’s fiance she has now gone and bought Brad a brand new helicopter.

The couple are in the process of building a landing strip at their French home, Chateau Miraval in Correns and are now also adding a helicopter pad. It seems that the pair are quite keen on being able to take easy trips into Cannes.

The nearest airport to Brad and Angelina is Marseille a whole 80km away so that is obviously much too inconvenient for the world’s premier showbiz couple.

Brad already holds a private pilots licence but Angelina has also got him some extra lessons to go with his new toy.

It looks like the French château is getting a total makeover before their wedding, which is expected to take place in the grounds of the château some time this summer. A source told Grazia magazine that the couple have already spent over £10m on improvements to get ready for the A list guests coming to the wedding. Some of the changes to the French property are thought to link in with the traditions of their adopted children who come from Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia.

Grazia’s source said that Brad and Angelina are offering hefty bonuses for the workers to get the improvements to Chateau Miraval done in plenty of time so it is looking more and more likely that it will be wedding bells for the couple sometime this summer. Get your hats ready in case an invite should pop through the door.

The next scheduled appearance of the couple is at the Cannes Film Festival which opens tomorrow (16th May) and is due to go on until the 27th of this month. The couple are to appear at the premiere of Brad’s new movie Killing Them Softly.

Fry and Laurie – the 2 Cambridge friends are to re-unite to voice an animated version of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost.

The pair have been friends since being introduced by Emma Thompson in 1980 but due to their heavy solo commitments have not worked together for some while apart from a short one-off tv programme entitled Fry and Laurie Reunited.

After appearing in A Bit of Fry and Laurie they went on to work together in a great adaptation of Jeeves and Wooster, with Hugh Laurie playing the part of Bertie Wooster and Stephen Fry playing the part of his butler Jeeves. They have also appeared in a number of other programmes together including Blackadder, The New Statesman and Secret Policeman’s Ball.

Stephen Fry announced the new project on Twitter today saying: “M’coll Hugh & I will be working together to voice the new animated feature of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost.”

The new movie is being made by Melmoth Films in cooperation with the BFI.

The Canterville Ghost is set in Canterville Chase, an old haunted country house, and concerns the attempts of Sir Simon (the ghost) to frighten the Otis family from America, who have moved into Canterville Chase. Unlike most ghost stories this one is told from the perspective of the ghost, Sir Simon.

As you can see from the poster that Stephen Fry released today with his message on Twitter. the movie is set to be released in time for Christmas 2014.

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