Three New Arthur Clips Starring Russell Brand, Jennifer Garner, and Greta Gerwig
03.28.11 by Ryan
The 1981 comedy Arthur starred Dudley Moore in an iconic role as a charmingly drunken heir to a billion-dollar fortune as long as he marries the woman (Jill Eikenberry) his family has chosen for him. Unfortunately for his family's plans, Moore falls for a waitress (Liza Minnelli) instead.
The movie earned Moore an Oscar nomination and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for John Gielgud, who played Moore's butler, and surrogate parent, Hobson. The upcoming Arthur remake has British comedian Russell Brand stepping in for Moore, Oscar-winner Helen Mirren replacing Gielgud, Jennifer Garner in place of Eikenberry, and Greta Gerwig replacing Minnelli.
While Brand has previously maintained that his Arthur will be distinct from the original, particularly for its more "sophisticated approach to the problems of alcoholism" and the fact that it will "look [at] what's [currently] happening economically."
That said, three recently released clips seem to be very much in the spirit of the original.
The first clip comes from Yahoo!, and sees Brand explain to Garner why he is opposed to their arranged marriage.
The other two clips involve Gerwig, who was finally included in the latest trailer after being virtually ignored in the remake's first trailer. The clips show the first time Gerwig meets Brand, and a scene that follows where she gets busted for guiding an unlicensed tour and involves Brand in his first chase with a police officer.