Moviemaker JASON WINER has signed on to try and turn RUSSEL BRAND into beloved boozy socialite ARTHUR in a remake of the hit 1981 comedy.
Dudley Moore played Arthur in the original, which was directed by Steve Gordon, who also wrote the script.
Reports suggest Meryl Streep is the frontrunner to recreate the butler role, which won Sir John Gielgud an Oscar in the original.