Helen Mirren Joining Russell Brand in That 'Arthur' Remake
by Ethan Anderton
April 22, 2010
As much hate as I have for plenty of remakes coming around the bend, I will admit that this remake of the classic 1981 Dudley Moore comedy Arthur definitely has my interest, if only because this remake seems tailored for British comedian Russell Brand. Well now a great dame has joined the cast as THR reports that Helen Mirren will star in this Jason Winer directed remake. In the original film, Arthur's valet (portrayed by John Gielgud, who won a best supporting actor Oscar for his performance) is an integral part to the story and Arthur's life, but in this update, that role has been turned into Arthur's nanny to be played by Mirren.
This remake will be an updated version of the original story which followed a boozy playboy rascal (Brand) who is set to inherit a fortune only if he marries an heiress his family thinks will make something out of him. Since the original film received so many awards and accolades (two Oscars, four Golden Globes), the remake has a lot to live up to, but since comedy's appeal to audiences changes every decade or so, the update should be an unique take on a familiar story. As a fan of both Russell Brand's comedy and Helen Mirren's acting prowess, this should be quite an interesting combination of talent. Anyone else like the sound of this?
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
Mirren and Brand in the same film? Sounds like gold. Brand's comedy isn't for everyone but for those who like him this is great news, Mirren is a great actress, loved her in State of Play, so I'm sold on this! All I really need now is a trailer.
Xerxex on Apr 22, 2010
Sounds like shit!
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People's Champ on Apr 22, 2010
I had doubts but since it was written with Brand in mind, and now Helen Mirren's involved... Sound alright to me. I'm sold!
kirstin on Apr 22, 2010
Hollywood is going cold turkey on pork. Tinseltown is even importing sleaze from the United Kingdom. Russell Brand does Brand Hollywood no favours. He is famous in the United Kingdom for his bizarre and anti social behaviour. He harrassed and abused an old gentleman. There was public outcry in the media at the time. He advocates promiscuity and perversion. America, let this man entertain your children. What attracts woman to this " Rudolf Valintino" of the silverscreen? Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphillis, Bartolin cyst, Herpes Zoster, Vaginale Thrush, HepC, Scabies or are they addicted to Penecillin. The million dollar question is, how did he meet the requirements for an green card? Dudley Moore was an accomplished and sophisticated actor, respected and loved by audiences all over the world. The re make of "Arthur" is an insult to his memory. Please view my video, Chaim Paddaman : If Pigs could Fly, Hollywood would be an Airport. (Tag) Peyronnes Disease holds dire consequences for an industry where "payment in kind is made in doodle. Horny David Letterman is in a position to validate this Big Bang Theory. The shit hits the fan. Disaster strikes on the casting couch. It is comedy of outrageous proportions. Give it a go. It is part of the Chaim Paddaman supports the Big Bang Theory on CBS. (Tag) It is Jewish tongue in cheek humour. Chaim Paddaman
Chaim Paddaman on Jun 1, 2010
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