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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.

The Hollywood Reporter ran the story.

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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One Comment

  • Chaim Paddaman
    June 14, 2010 | Permalink |

    Hollywood is going cold turkey on pork. Tinseltown is even importing sleaze from the United Kingdom. Russell Brand does Brand Hollywood no favours. He is famous in the United Kingdom for his bizarre and anti social behaviour. He harrassed and abused an old gentleman. There was public outcry in the media at the time. He advocates promiscuity and perversion. What attracts women to this “Rudolf Valintino” of the silverscreen? Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Herpes Zoster, Vaginale Thrush, Bartolin Cyst, Scabies, or are they addicted to Penecillin. He is a shameless swagger with no substance to his character. Hollywood and his future leading ladies are welcome to him. We will know where they have been. For that matter, so will their “grandfathers”. Dudley Moore was an accomplished and sophisticated actor, respected and loved by audiences all over the world. The re make of “Arthur” is an insult to his memory. Warner Bros are truly in the gutters with this one.

    Chaim Paddaman

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