Meryl Streep is the rumoured favourite to take on the role of Hobson the valet in the remake of “Arthur” reports Showbiz 411.
Peter Baynham is penning a new script for this latest interpretation of the 1981 Dudley Moore comedy classic about a drunken millionaire playboy. No director is yet set.
Russell Brand remains cast as the titular character, though the female lead of the waitress he falls for has yet to be cast (Liza Minnelli played her in the original).
Acting legend John Gielgud played Hobson in the original and scored a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance.