Brand stars as a rich, hard-drinking playboy who stands to lose his inheritance after falling for a charming pickpocket (Greta Gerwig).
The NY Times article offers an interesting insight into the writing process of the film’s screenplay. Originally scripted by Peter Baynham – one of the Oscar-nominated writers of Borat – the screenplay was then handed over to Jared Stern for a polish. Director Jason Winer (one of the leading directors of Modern Family making his feature film debut) then brought the script to the Modern Family writing room for a line-by-line punch up.
Arthur also stars Helen Mirren and Luis Guzman. Head on over to the NY Times to read more about the film.
Discuss: Is Arthur worthy of a remake? Does Russell Brand seem like an adequate fit for Dudley Moore‘s (rather diminutive) shoes?