British comedian Russell Brand (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “Bedtime Stories”) is developing and potentially starring in a remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore comedy “Arthur” for Warner Bros. Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
The original movie followed a boozy playboy rascal who is set to inherit a fortune if he marries an heiress his family thinks will make something out of him.
However, he falls in love with a working-class woman and turns to his valet for help when his family makes him choose between money and love.
The original scored Oscar noms for actor and direct, and won Oscars for supporting actor (John Gielgud) and song (“The Best That You Can Do”).
Brand is meeting with scribes to write the screenplay. Larry Brezner will produce.