Meryl Streep To Serve Russell Brand In The Arthur Remake?

Roger Friedman is reporting a rumour that the team remaking Arthur are keen to bag Meryl Streep for a role. The part in question would be the do-over's equivalent of the valet played by John Gielgud in the original and despite the sex change, they'd still be using the name Hobson for the character, at least per Friedman.Russell Brand has been cast as the titular Arthur, and Borat and Bruno co-writer Peter Baynham is writing the script. I'm sure he's come up with something far, far better than Steve Gordon's original. I've got a lot of love for Baynham, Brand and Streep... will they appoint a director of comparable calibre? Here's hoping.

Whispers on the grapevine suggest that Arthur is one of a couple of upcoming films that have prevented Brand taking a role in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film.... Just silly talk, I think. I think.