Russell Brand set for The President Stole My Girlfriend
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
I still say the best Russell Brand is served in small doses, but that’s not going to stop the British comedian from taking on leading comedic roles. Next up for the former bad boy radio host is the comedy THE PRESIDENT STOLE MY GIRLFRIEND, which Brand had this to say; “In this movie, the president steals the girlfriend of a sexy hippie—me, obviously, it was inspired by the night I naively invited [Warners president] Jeff Robinov for dinner.” From a high level, I think the idea of a rich, older man making the moves on Katy Perry right in front of Russell Brand is far funnier than anything we’re going to see in a script, but maybe that’s just me.
The film will be setup at Warner Bros. and penned by Matt Portenoy, which will mark his first feature film. Brand can next be seen in ROCK OF AGES with Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin. No word yet on when President will start filming.