In case you missed it, and I know it’s pretty easy to do especially with all the hub bub around the release of the “X-Men: First Class” trailer all this week, but that “Arthur” remake with Russell Brand? Well, it also released its first trailer this week, too. Got a big ol site to do it, too. But, um, apparently no one noticed. The lesson here, kids? Mutants trump Russell Brand. Either that, or big-budget studio comic book movies trump gratuitous remakes of comedy classics in terms of buzz.
Irresponsible charmer Arthur Bach has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of lifelong nanny Hobson to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge — choosing between an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or an uncertain future with the one thing money can’t buy, Naomi, the only woman he has ever loved. With Naomi’s inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and finally learn what it means to become a man.
Starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner, Nick Nolte, Luiz Guzman and directed by Jason Winer.
Rebooting April 8, 2011.