Helen Mirren “Arthur” Remake — Oscar Winner Joins Russell Brand’s “Arthur” Reboot

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren has signed up to star alongside fellow Brit Russell Brand in a remake of Dudley Moore’s 1981 comedy Arthur.

The Queen star will play a nanny to the title character in a role loosely based off of the one that earned John Gielgud an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the original. Mirren’s role was originally intended for Meryl Streep, who reportedly passed on the part.

Arthur is set to begin filming in New York City in July.