Russell Brand eyes Arthur

The British comedian eyes remake of Dudley Moore’s classic comedy

Russell Brand is reportedly developing a remake of “Arthur,” the classic 1981 Dudley Moore comedy.

The original movie followed a boozy playboy rascal who is set to inherit a fortune if he marries an heiress his family thinks will make something out of him. However, he falls in love with a working-class woman and turns to his valet for help when his family makes him choose between money and love.

The British comedian already has a rascally reputation, not only for his past sex-, drugs- and alcohol-infused lifestyle but also for on-air radio pranks that recently led him to being suspended by the BBC. He subsequently resigned.

Brand is meeting with scribes to write the  “Arthur” screenplay,
which will be produced by MBST’s Larry Brezner, whose credits range
from “Good Morning, Vietnam” to HBO’s recent “Little Britain USA.”

He next appears with Adam Sandler in “Bedtime Stories,” which opens December 26th.