We can't quite decide if this sounds like comedy gold or a trainwreck waiting to happen: According to the Hollywood Reporter, Dame Helen Mirren, dignified portrayer of Queen Elizabeth II, is currently in negotiations to star opposite stand-up comic and the bane of radio censors everywhere, Russell Brand, in Warner Bros' remake of 'Arthur.'

Brand will step into Dudley Moore's shoes as alcoholic playboy Arthur Bach, the man set to inherit a fortune if he marries a well-to-do heiress who his family believes will be a good influence and curtail his partying ways. Of course, the path to money never did run smooth, and Arthur falls in love with a working-class girl instead, turning to his valet for advice when his family tries to make his choose between love and cold hard cash.
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