Jennifer Garner, Nick Nolte get hooked by “Arthur” remake
Hollywoodnews.com: Warner Bros. remake of the Oscar-winning 1981 comedy “Arthur” is beefing up its casting.
Jennifer Garner is playing the pouty heiress who Arthur is forced to marry, Nick Nolte will be her deeply religious father.
Already headlining the film is Russell Brand in the Dudley Moore rich alcoholic playboy role and Helen Mirren, who is described to be putting the female spin on John Gielgud’s pious, wise-cracking Butler role. Jason Winer (ABC’s “Modern Family”) is directing.
The film is expected to be close to the original’s plot: A drunk playboy is told by his mother that he must marry a wealthy girl or lose his inheritance. Only problem is, he falls for a poor girl.
Given how much of a classic this comedy is; it’s baffling that a studio would want to remake it, particularly after Russell Brand’s ho-hum B.O. returns with “Get Him to the Greek.” Hollywood.com readers, please sound off! Who is excited to see a remake of “Arthur”?
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