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Helen Mirren joins comedy Arthur

Helen Mirren has signed up to star alongside Russell Brand in the remake of Dudley Moore’s 1981 comedy Arthur .

Brand joined the project about a month ago and will play the titular Arthur - a drunken lad about town who has to marry an heiress if he wants to inherit a fortune.

Mirren has enrolled to take the role of Arthur’s nanny in an update that replaces the original film’s advisory valet.

The valet role won actor John Gielgud a best supporting actor Oscar, though we’re not sure Mirren will have quite as much luck with her turn.

Borat and Bruno story writer Peter Baynham is working on the script, while Modern Family director Jason Winer will be the one behind the camera.

Shooting will begin this July in New York City.

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