Jason Winer to Direct Arthur Remake

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Russell BrandJason 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.