In news that makes me happy, Stephen Fry is to be voice of The Book in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy film (the link takes you to the page on the Douglas Adams site. I would link to the official site, but I always get a register page, which is very stupid for something that is essentially an advert).

Stephen Fry is a brilliant chap; writer, actor, director, all-round renaissance man with wonderfully silky tones, which make him a perfect for choice for the voice. Of course, nothing can replace the voice of the original, Peter Jones, but this is the perfect replacement. With Alan Rickman cast as the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android, the film will sound great; now, it just has to look great …

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