Russell Brand in a remake of “Arthur?”
Bloody brilliant, mate!
It makes total sense for Brand to play the lead role (originally Dudley Moore), a lovable, filthy rich hopeless alcoholic who falls in love with a working-class gal (Liza Minnelli) and doesn’t want to marry the high-society control freak his family has set him up with.
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According to the Hollywood Reporter, the British comedian is developing the "Arthur" remake for Warner Bros. The movie will be produced by MBST’s Larry Brezner ("Good Morning, Vietnam," "Little Britain USA").
Brand was totally hilarious hosting the MTV Music Video Awards with his effete rock star persona. And he was charmingly annoyingly as a rock-star womanizer in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”
Brand’s Hollywood career seems to be taking off, even though one might use the word "typecast."
Upcoming projects include "Bedtime Stories" with Adam Sandler, Julie Taymor‘s adaptation of Shakespeare’s "The Tempest" and "Get Him to the Greek."
But who will play Liza’s role?
Please don’t let it be Kate Hudson, Brittany Murphy, Drew Barrymore or Cameron Diaz.
Maybe Anne Hathaway? She has a Minnelli-like quality.
As for the butler, played by the late John Gielguld? Any suggestions?
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