You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Garner, Nolte in talks for ‘Arthur’ remake

Thesps would join Russell Brand in Warner Bros. pic

Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte are in talks for Warner Bros.’ remake of “Arthur,” opposite Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Greta Gerwig.

Garner will play the role of a wealthy heiress who’s insecure about her humble background and is about to marry the title character in an arranged marriage. Jill Eikenberry played the part in the 1981 original.

Jason Winer will helm “Arthur,” produced by Larry Brezner, Chris Bender and Kevin McCormick. Brand, Scott Kroopf, J.C. Spink and Nick Linnen are exec producing

Peter Baynham penned the new “Arthur” script as a vehicle for Brand. Baynham was a writer on Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” and “Bruno.”

Nolte will play the father to Garner’s character and portray a tough, self-made millionaire who threatens Arthur with personal harm if he doesn’t do right by his daughter.

Garner’s starring in and producing the indie comedy “Butter” with Mike De Luca and TWC. She was recently seen in the romantic comedy, “Valentine’s Day.”

Nolte will be seen next in Lionsgate’s actioner “Warrior.” He’s been cast in the HBO pilot “Luck.”

Garner’s repped by WME and Nolte’s at CAA.

More Film

  • 'Justice League' Box Office: Movie Opens

    Box Office: 'Justice League' Soars to $13 Million on Thursday Night

    Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte are in talks for Warner Bros.’ remake of “Arthur,” opposite Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Greta Gerwig. Garner will play the role of a wealthy heiress who’s insecure about her humble background and is about to marry the title character in an arranged marriage. Jill Eikenberry played the part in […]

  • moviepass card

    MoviePass Cuts Prices, Offers $6.95 a Month Plan for Unlimited Movies

    Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte are in talks for Warner Bros.’ remake of “Arthur,” opposite Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Greta Gerwig. Garner will play the role of a wealthy heiress who’s insecure about her humble background and is about to marry the title character in an arranged marriage. Jill Eikenberry played the part in […]

  • Japanese Animation Market Surpassed 2 Trillion

    Japanese Animation Market Surpassed 2 Trillion Yen in 2016

    Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte are in talks for Warner Bros.’ remake of “Arthur,” opposite Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Greta Gerwig. Garner will play the role of a wealthy heiress who’s insecure about her humble background and is about to marry the title character in an arranged marriage. Jill Eikenberry played the part in […]

  • beauty and the beast Awards Prospects

    Will New Oscar Voters Be Bold Enough to Embrace Popular Films?

    Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte are in talks for Warner Bros.’ remake of “Arthur,” opposite Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Greta Gerwig. Garner will play the role of a wealthy heiress who’s insecure about her humble background and is about to marry the title character in an arranged marriage. Jill Eikenberry played the part in […]

  • Quentin Tarantino

    Quentin Tarantino Film About Manson Family Murders Lands at Sony

    Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte are in talks for Warner Bros.’ remake of “Arthur,” opposite Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Greta Gerwig. Garner will play the role of a wealthy heiress who’s insecure about her humble background and is about to marry the title character in an arranged marriage. Jill Eikenberry played the part in […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    UFA: The Fall and Rise of the 100-Year-Old Production Powerhouse

    Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte are in talks for Warner Bros.’ remake of “Arthur,” opposite Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Greta Gerwig. Garner will play the role of a wealthy heiress who’s insecure about her humble background and is about to marry the title character in an arranged marriage. Jill Eikenberry played the part in […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content