Rentaghost - The Movie

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Rentaghost - The Movie

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:27 am

Digital Spy:

Russell Brand is being lined up to star in a Hollywood movie remake of classic children's TV show Rentaghost, it has been revealed.

Warner Bros has acquired the rights to the cult BBC show with a view to producing a Beetlejuice-esque comedy for the actor, according to Deadline.

Brand will play lead character Fred Mumford, a recently deceased slacker who attempts to make more of himself in the afterlife than he did in his actual life by setting up a temp agency for the dead.

Kevin McCormick - who worked with Brand on upcoming film Arthur - will produce the picture along with Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun.

Rentaghost ran on the BBC between 1976 and 1984 and starred Michael Staniforth, Molly Weir and Anthony Jackson.



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Postby DaveC » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:34 am

I read this, never saw the series so I don't know what to make of the news.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:54 am

It's Russell Brand.

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Postby pip » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:56 am

Putting him in front of a camera, no matter what the role is, is a bloody sin.
Gotta agree with Bouncy.
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Postby DaveC » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:57 am

I like Russell Brand *hides for cover*
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Postby pip » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:07 pm

People are entitled to an opinion even when they are wrong Dave so don't worry :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:08 pm

For a eejit he has certainly done Ok for himself though, I can take him or leave him depending what he is doing.
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Postby pip » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:15 pm

wouldn't be the first eejit to do well for himself :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:02 pm

Never heard the guy speak. But I liked Rentaghost.
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:41 pm

I loved Rentaghost! "If your mansion house needs haunting, just call rentaghost" etc

Russell Brand wasn't all that bad in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. For a romantic comedy it was pretty funny.
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Postby CrysaniaMajere » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:27 am

poohcarrot wrote:Never heard the guy speak. But I liked Rentaghost.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0ZFUn4r0to

I was just about to ask what Rentaghost is when I saw this :P

I had never heard of it before :?
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