'Arthur' remake starts filming in NYC

July 14, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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BURBANK, Calif., July 14 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun in New York on the romantic comedy "Arthur," starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren, Warner Bros. Pictures said.

Co-starring Nick Nolte, Jennifer Garner and Greta Gerwig, the film is being 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 to keep him out of trouble," the movie studio said in a news release Wednesday. "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, 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."

The original movie, starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli and John Gielgud, was a box-office smash, raking in $82 million in U.S. theaters.

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