Helen Mirren joins Russell Brand in Arthur remake

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

I don’t know if anyone is actually excited for a remake of Dudley Moore’s ARTHUR, but the entire film just got a little more interesting with the addition of the incomparable Helen Mirren.  She’ll be taking over the role of the mentoring valet that was made famous by John Geilgud in the original.  The difference is that her character will be a nanny instead of a valet.  Jason Winer from TV’s ‘Modern Family’ will be directing the film.

I really like Helen Mirren and people tend to forget how uninhibited she was as a younger actress.  It’s funny to see her in these prim and proper roles nowadays.  But she’s a great actress and she’ll add some legitimacy to this film and hopefully it will end up being more than another worthless remake.

Helen Mirren

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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