Two things we notice straight away from the shots - which were first revealed by Splash News - is that Brand is minus facial hair. There's not a whisker in sight. And he appears to be sporting a fetching pair of yellow shades and large beard.
Take a look at the shots after the jump... The remake of classic 80s comedy, Arthur, is currently filming in New York and today we can show you the very first shots of Russell Brand and Helen Mirren on the set of the movie. Take a look at the pics below.
Two things we notice straight away from the shots - which were first revealed by Splash News - is that Brand is minus facial hair. There's not a whisker in sight. And he appears to be sporting a fetching pair of yellow shades and large beard (see the pic at the bottom).
The original 1981 comedy - which earned four Oscar nominations - starred Dudley Moore as Arthur, a boozy playboy who is set to inherit a fortune if he marries an heiress his family thinks will make something out of him. But he falls in love with a working-class woman (Liza Minnelli) and turns to his valet (John Gielgud) for help when his family makes him choose between money and love.
Thirty years on, Brand will play the loveable wealthy drunk while Helen Mirren does her take on the Gielgud role by playing Arthur's longtime nanny. Elsewhere, Jennifer Garner plays the well-off heiress that Arthur doesn't want to marry (Nick Nolte is her dad), while Greta Gerwig (Greenberg, The House of the Devil) will be the poor girl Arthur falls in love with.
Directed by Modern Family's, Jason Winer - with a script by Borat and Bruno writer, Peter Baynham - Arthur will be in cinemas at some point in 2011.
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