Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Good luck in prison
Warner Bros. is remaking one of my favorite movies of all-time, Arthur.
They have already started filming in New York City (I know it's crazy, but it's true) with Russell Brand taking over the role of Arthur and Dame Helen Mirren taking over Sir John Gielgud's classic role of Hobson (she'll be Arthur's nanny, instead of his butler).
New-comer, Greta Gerwig will be taking over the role of Linda (the Liza Minelli role).
And Jennifer Garner (seen here on set) will be taking over the role of the society girl that Arthur is supposed to marry if he wants to keep his inheritance. Her character's crazy father will be played by the equally-crazy Nick Nolte.
I'm really nervous about this update because, for the most part...Hollywood remakes fail (and YES...I'm talking to you Nora Ephron with your horrific butchery of one of my other all-time favorite properties, Bewitched!!!) more often than they succeed (Bless you J.J. Abrams for Star Trek!).
So, you can imagine that my Pop Culture brain almost imploded when I saw this picture of Russell Brand on the set of the movie in a Batman costume (with Luis Guzman as Robin).
Uhhh...that wasn't part of the original movie at all.
They DO seem to have a good cast for this remake...of course, so did Bewitched (What were you THINKING, Nora????!!!)
I'm gonna walk it off now...