Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"Arthur" Remake Begins Production in NYC

Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Greta Gerwig to Star in Romantic Comedy “Arthur,” Now in Production in New York City

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Principal photography is now underway on location in New York City for the romantic comedy “Arthur,” starring Russell Brand (“Get Him to The Greek”), Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) and Greta Gerwig (“Greenberg”). The film will be directed by Jason Winer, a 2010 Directors Guild Award recipient for the hit ABC comedy “Modern Family.”

Brand stars as Arthur Bach, a man who has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of lifelong nanny Hobson (Mirren) to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge, choosing between an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or an uncertain future with the one thing money can’t buy—Naomi (Gerwig), the only woman he has ever loved. With Naomi’s inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and finally learn what it means to become a man, in this re-imagining of the 1981 classic.

“Arthur” also stars Jennifer Garner as Susan, Arthur’s appointed bride and keeper of the family fortune, and Nick Nolte as his imposing future father-in-law, Burt.

Winer will direct from a screenplay by Peter Baynham and Jared Stern. The film’s producers are Larry Brezner, Kevin McCormick, Chris Bender and Michael Tadross. J.C. Spink, Scott Kroopf, Russell Brand and Nik Linnen will serve as executive producers.

The creative behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Uta Briesewitz (“Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” HBO’s “The Wire”), production designer Sarah Knowles (“Dan in Real Life,” “Invincible”), editor Brent White (“Knocked Up”) and costume designer Juliet Polcsa (“Brooklyn’s Finest”).

“Arthur” will film on location in Manhattan and in other areas of New York City. It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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