Russell Brand emerges as ARTHUR

Ronnita "Ronnie" Miller

by: Ronnita "Ronnie" Miller
July 12th, 2010

Russell Brand

I don't know that I approve of a remake of the classic '80s film, ARTHUR, which starred Dudley Moore as a lovable drunk millionaire playboy. This time around the film will see Russell Brand in the title role and I for one question if he has the goods.

I'm a big Brand fan. I've gone so far as to read his autobiography, and what I've learned is that excessive boozing makes him very far removed from lovable. So I suppose he'll have to do a very fine job at acting. For the film, Brand teams up with Dame Helen Mirren (as Arthur's nanny), and well, I'd see her in just about anything. This is a new addition to the story, as the nanny character replaces the butler Hobson from the original.

It is the supporting cast  that is far most interesting to me. In addition to Mirren, Greta Gerwig will play the adorable shoplifter role that Liza Minelli played in the original. Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte are also attached to the project.

We have for you what we hope is your first look of Brand on the set of ARTHUR (below). In the images we see him donning a top hat, faux beard, and looking very old money with his slacks with suspenders. You'll notice they failed to update Arthur's wardrobe. I'm not really up on the latest millionaire wardrobes, but you don't see many people wearing top hats in general.

Head over to Celebuzz for more images from the set.

Jason Winer is directing ARTHUR from a script from Peter Baynham (BORAT, BRUNO).

Source Celebuzz, via Screen Crave

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