Russell Brand Helen Mirren On Set Of “Arthur” Remake [Pics]

British stars Russell Brand and Helen Mirren were spotted filming scenes for the remake of Dudley Moore’s 1981 comedy Arthur on the streets of the Big Apple Monday.

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

Arthur is expected to open in theaters next year.