Remaking The 80s, Part 1: ARTHUR

British comic Russell Brand is looking to star in a remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore comedy Arthur.

The Hollywood Reporter states that Brand is currently seeking out a writer to draft a screenplay for a new version of the tale of a drunken playboy who finds love with a working class woman much to the disapproval of the rest of high society.

The title role of a drunken aristocrat certainly plays into Brand’s own bad boy image. Though not well known on this side of the Atlantic, Brand has made a name for himself in England for his outrageous antics. This past summer he may have went a bit too far when Brand and talk show host Jonathan Ross placed a series of prank calls to Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs, leaving obscene messages on Sach’s answering machine about his granddaughter, whom Brandt had been involved with for a time.

No director has signed on to the project yet.

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty-five years experience writing about film and pop culture. He is a member of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle.
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