Gerta Gerwig (Greenberg) has joined the cast of Jason Winer’s remake of the 1981 Dudley Moore film Arthur. The remake stars Russell Brand in the Moore role of a lovable drunk who risks his inheritance on a woman he loves rather than the one his parents demand he marry. The woman Arthur loves is Linda, a charismatic shoplifter, a role originally played by Liza Minnelli and the one Gerwig will play in the remake. Gerwig also recently signed on to co-star in Ivan Reitman’s untitled romantic comedy starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.
As we reported a couple weeks ago, Helen Mirren will play the Sir John Gielgud role of “Hobson”, Arthur’s valet/unofficial adviser. [Deadline]