Russell Brand didn't have much success as a leading man with 'Arthur,' but he's trying his luck again with the new comedy 'The President Stole My Girlfriend.' According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brand will star and produce the new film, which Warner Bros. picked up from writer Matt Portenoy. "In this movie, the president steals the girlfriend of a sexy hippie -- me, obviously," Brand said to THR. "It was inspired by the night I naively invited [Warners president] Jeff Robinov for dinner." Zing!
Brand is set to star in the upcoming 'Rock of Ages' adaptation next summer; he'll also be seen in the Diablo Cody's directorial debut, which Moviefone is awaiting with bated breath. Team Diablo!

[via THR]

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