Anthony Hopkins in consideration for butler role in Arthur remake

March 19th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar 19 (ANI): Studio bosses at Warner Brothers are said to considering signing Welsh actor Sir Anthony Hopkins for a role in the remake of the movie Arthur.

Hopkins, 71, may be paired with Brit actor Russell Brand, who has been considered to reprise Dudley Moores role as an alcoholic ladies man in the classic eighties movie.

Theres no one finer, we think, than Hopkins for that role. He exudes everything the Americans love about Brits; refined, charming, educated, well-spoken. We will give our best offer, and then some, to get him, the Daily Express quoted a source close to the films producers as saying.

Studio bosses are determined to sign up Hopkins for the part of wisecracking butler Hobson, which had been played in the original movie by Sir John Gielgud.

Brand, 33, says that he would like to bring back the films original leading lady Liza Minnelli, 63, rather than take on anyone new.

She is playing the love interest, he said.

He added: If it aint broke dont fix it, thats my motto. (ANI)

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