First Look: Official Photos of Russell Brand's 'Arthur' Remake
We didn't write about the paparazzi photos of Russell Brand in various costumes (and even a Batmobile) for his comedy remake Arthur, mainly because we've been waiting for some official photos. The NY Times finally wrote a piece about Arthur and included a small gallery, which you can see here. Arthur is about an insanely rich, drunk playboy (Brand, not doing too much acting) who "stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman." It's a remake of a 1981 film and is being modernized. But don't worry, "Arthur is still very rich and very drunk; and a lush, gilded version of New York City serves as his personal playpen."
Click on any of the photos below to be taken to the full NY Times gallery of early official shots from Arthur.
At the helm is Jason Winer, making his feature debut after lots of episodes of "Modern Family." Winer also brought along his (now Emmy winning) "Modern Family" writing crew for a "line-by-line dialogue tuneup" after screenwriters Peter Baynham and Jared Stern worked on the script first. But even then, most of it is improv and it sounds like most of the movie is coming together as they shoot. In addition to Russell Brand, Arthur stars Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig (as the main love interest), Luis Guzmán, Nick Nolte and Jennifer Garner. You can read the full NY Times piece for a profile on their NYC shoot. "You’d be crazy, as a writer, to have someone like Russell and not take the opportunity to revise and improve on the spot."