Russell Brand Boards Romantic Comedy Cupid
Earlier this week it was announced that Russell Brand would play Pierre Pierre for director Larry Charles' next project and now there's word that Warner Bros. has brought the British comedian on-board to play Cupid.
The project was pitched by Joe Nussbaum, who last directed the 2011 Disney film Prom, and Brand is not only attached to star but he will also serve as a producer. The romantic comedy, according to Variety, will follow Cupid, the Roman god of love, as we works to create "an ideal romance." The trade doesn't say if this means we will soon be seeing Brand rocking a diaper and a quiver filled with red, heart-tipped arrows on his back. The trade doesn't say if Nussbaum will be writing the project as well, though he does have a history as a writer, having previously scripted the short film George Lucas In Love as well as the upcoming feature Cabin Pressure.Nussbaum's other credits as director include the 2007 Amanda Bynes movie Sydney White as well as 2004's teen comedy Sleepover.
Brand first introduced himself to America with the Nicholas Stoller-Jason Segel comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall and last year starred in both the animated film Hop and the remake of Arthur. This summer he appeared and made out with Alec Baldwin in Adam Shankman's Rock of Ages and recently completed work on Diablo Cody's directorial debut, which also stars Julianne Hough. As the project is still very much in the early stages, it's hard to know where Cupid will fall into Brand's schedule. Stay tuned here for more news about Cupid as it develops!
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