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. watch the clips >> Posted 03.28.11 by Ryan
A casting notice including Green Lantern's love interest Carol Ferris was found in September, and it appears that Warner Brothers has narrowed its selection to five actresses. According to Latino Review, either Eva Green (Casino Royale), Keri Russell (Mission Impossible III), Jennifer Garner (Elektra), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), or Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) will play the part.
Our thoughts: Garner is certainly no stranger to comic book movie fans, but Elektra left a lot to be desired, while Russell provided the voice of Wonder Woman in the animated movie Warners and DC released this year. Kruger had a star-making turn in Basterds, while Lively seems ... largely out of place here. Green may have the upper hand considering that she worked with director Martin Campbell before on Casino Royale. Still, the casting will likely be contingent on how the ladies match up with Ryan Reynolds.
Which actress do you think should get the role? Leave us a comment below. Posted 12.22.09 by Ryan
The rumored choice to play Steve Rogers in the upcoming Joe Johnston directed First Avenger: Captain America, Matthew McConaughey may actually be interested. Long considered to be a rumor along the lines of a Will Smith casting, McConaughey told MTV that playing the superhero "sounds fun," though he also has not seen a script or been made an offer. It's better than what he said last year about the casting rumor: "That’s a super cool name — Captain America.”
McConaughey's Ghosts of Girfriends Past co-star Jennifer Garner, who has played a superhero before in Elektra, agreed. "You would be a great Captain America,” Garner told McConaughey, “You could wear a cape and tights and little pointyshoes."
Jennifer, the superhero you're describing sound more like Robin than Captain America, who wears no cape, boots, and carries a shield. Ring a bell? Red, white, and blue? He has a "super cool" name? Posted 04.29.09 by Ryan