Russell Brands Arthur has a writer

Looks like Russell Brand’s attempt to take over Dudley Moore’s most famous film role is moving along… Warners has hired Borat co-writer Peter Baynham to bash out a script.

While we’re still split on the idea of Brand as Arthur – one the one hand, this seems to be an ideal role for his lascivious, lush character type, but on the other, Arthur is a great comedy that needs no remake – it’s now closer to happening.

And Baynham is definitely a solid comedy writer – in addition to Borat, he’s written and appeared on the likes of The Day Today, I’m Alan Partridge and Brass Eye.