Do you remember the movie Arthur? That popular romantic comedy about the severely alcoholic playboy with a fondness for top hats and hot toddies. The original 1981 film featured the comic genius of Dudley Moore and the fabulous and fantastic Liza Minelli. And since Hollywood is all about the remake, this 80s classic is ripe for the rehash. So who’s going to star in the 21st century version of Arthur?
According to reports, mom of two Jennifer Garner may sign on to play the heiress engaged to Arthur. And Arthur is apparently going to be played by Russell Brand, who seems to be typecast as a party animal (I bet Katy Perry’s deeply religious parents are stoked about that). Along with Jennifer and Russell, word is Helen Mirren and Nick Nolte will star as well.
Alias it ain’t but at least this will be a good cautionary tale for Jen’s kids on the perils of alcohol abuse.