Russell Brand is starring in the remake of Arthur, the classic 1980s comedy starring Dudley Moore. I think Russell Brand will do the boozing playboy justice.
In a twist from the original movie, Helen Mirren portrays Arthur’s loyal nanny.
Russell Brand is hosting Saturday Night Live tonight but you’ve got to watch the British funnyman in the trailer for Arthur!
Sir John Gielgud played the role of Arthur’s butler in the 1981 movie. Arthur will hit theatres in April and the romantic comedy stars Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Luis Guzman, Nick Nolte and Jennifer Garner.
In case you never saw the original Arthur, it’s the story of irresponsible charmer Arthur Bach (Russell Brand) has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of lifelong nanny Hobson (Helen Mirren) to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge–choosing between an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or an uncertain future with the one thing money can’t buy, Naomi (Greta Gerwig), the only woman he has ever loved. With Naomi’s inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and finally learn what it means to become a man.
Here’s the hilarious clip from Russell Brand’s remake of Arthur:
Compare Russell Brand’s Arthur to the classic comedy starring Dudley Moore, John Gielgud, and Liza Minnelli:
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