Stephen Fry Joins Lena Dunham in Multi-Generational Comedy ‘Iron Box’

February 03, 2023

Stephen Fry has joined the cast of “Iron Box,” a multi-generational comedy about a New York businesswoman who journeys with her father to Poland in an effort to explore their roots.

The film is being directed by Julia Von Heinz, best known for her work on “And Tomorrow the Entire World” and “Isolation.” Principal photography begins this month. Zbigniew Zamachowski (“Three Colors: White”) has also joined the cast. The package is coming together for the European Film Market (EFM) at Berlin.

Fry is an actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director, and bon vivant. He starred to great acclaim as Oscar Wilde in “Wilde,” and teamed memorably with Hugh Laurie on “A Bit of Fry and Laurie,” “Jeeves and Wooster” and “Blackadder.” On screen, Fry’s credits include “V for Vendetta,” “Sherlock Holmes” and “The Hobbit” series. He recently appeared on Hulu’s “The Dropout.” He can next be seen in the Netflix project “The Fuck It Bucket” and Apple’s next season of “The Morning Show.”

“Iron Box” unfolds in mid-90s Poland, as Ruth (Dunham), an American music journalist, and her father, Edek (Fry), a Holocaust survivor, come back to his native country. While Ruth is eager to make sense of her family’s history, Edek embarks on the trip with his own agenda, one filled with distraction and entertainment. All of this is set at a time of change for Poland, which is shaking off its socialist past. Initially, Mandy Patinkin had been cast as Edek, but scheduling conflicts led to Fry joining the project.

Read the whole article on Variety.