Russell Brand Gets Into the Ghost Business for 'The Hauntrepreneur'

January 26, 2012
Source: Variety

Russell Brand

After being announced last summer, it looks like Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes are moving forward with their horror comedy The Hauntrepreneur as Variety reports Russell Brand is now attached to the project. This comes after Russell Brand stepped away from another ghostly film in the form of Rentaghost (which is now being tailored for Ben Stiller), and the story revolves around a family that has trouble adjusting to a new town and hires a peculiar man called the Hauntrepreneur to help them. In an attempt to bring them together, the man creates a haunted house filled with an odd cast of characters.

The film comes from an original spec script by Scott Rosenberg who has written films like Con-Air, Gone in 60 Seconds, and High Fidelity, but this seems like something different for the writer. As a fan of Brand's comedic stylings, this has the potential to be fun, and likely something for the whole family. Even though his film Arthur didn't fare too well at the box office, Brand brought a special charm to the remake, even if it wasn't as good as Dudley Moore's revered performance in the original film. Now Paramount is on the hunt for a director so stay tuned as this project develops.

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  • The_Kid89
    Honestly this sounds really bad. I have feeling its going to bomb. But it's very early so we'll see.
  • Tony Wonder
    I think this will be Nolan next picture.
  • norm
    I thought we got rid of this guy already.
  • Max Renn
    That greasy-looking guy doesn't open movies. He needs to crawl back to the UK.
  • Notlemeus
    Excellent choice - looking forward to a decent family film
  • grimjob
    I can't stand this dude. He's funny in small amounts, like in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, but not as a lead.
  • Grappler
     How does this guy keep getting work?    : /




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