But fresh word from Deadline.com indicates that the leading lady in the remake will be not only adorable, but quite the cool actress as well. If "talks" go accordingly, then it will be Greta Gerwig starring alongside Russell Brand in a comedy about a drunken millionaire and the "plain" girl he falls in love with. Helen Mirren is also on board (in the
But enough of that stuff. Greta's involvement is the new story here, and it couldn't happen to a cooler actress. Indie fans and festival attendees know the gal from films like LOL, Hannah Takes the Stairs, Nights and Weekends, Baghead, and The House of the Devil -- plus she's also been getting some attention from her turn in Noah Baumbach's Greenberg. It's a strange pairing to be sure, but Russell Brand has stolen numerous scenes from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Bedtime Stories, and I think my affection for Ms. Gerwig is plainly evident ... all of a sudden this Arthur remake doesn't sound like such a rotten idea.
No offense, Dudley. You're still hilarious.
[ Thanks to The Austin Chronicle for the photo. ]