Nick Nolte and Jennifer Garner are eyeing roles in Warner Bros. Arthur remake. The update of the 1980’s comedy is being directed by Jason Winer of Modern Family fame.
Russell Brand and Helen Mirren have already been cast in the film, which tells the story of a rich drunk (Brand) who must marry a rich heiress of his mother’s (Mirren) choosing or lose his inheritance, but falls in love with a poor woman instead. Greta Gerwig, of Greenberg, is up for the love interest role. If cast, Garner will take take the part of the rich heiress, played by Liza Minnelli in the original, with Nolte her religious father.
Garner recently made her debut as a film producer with Butter, an independent comedy about the world of competitive butter-sculpting. This film marks Nolte's first role in a romantic comedy since I Love Trouble, a 1994 flop co-starring Julia Roberts.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Jason Winer (ABC's Modern Family) will direct Warner Bros. Arthur remake. Russell Brand will play the role originated by Dudley Moore in a Warner Bros. remake of the 1981 film, Arthur.
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.
Peter Baynham (Borat) wrote the screenplay for the remake.
Dudley Moore played Arthur in the original, which was directed by Steve Gordon, who also wrote the script.
Reports suggest Meryl Streep is the frontrunner to recreate the butler role, which won Sir John Gielgud an Oscar in the original.