Russell Brand decides it’s time to Rentaghost?

Updating Brit TV series

Russell Brand

Russell Brand is being courted to star in a movie update of spooky British children’s show Rentaghost.

Warner Bros have just acquired the rights to the television series, which aired on the BBC between 1976 and 1984, and followed a company who rent out ghosts.

Brand is expected to take on the role of Fred Mumford, who the folks at Wikipedia describe as “a recently deceased loser who feels he can find work for ghosts whose lives were as failed as his”. 

Mumford recruits Timothy Claypole, a technophobic jester and Victorian gent Hubert Davenport to his cause. Plenty of crafty casting opportunities there, then.

Brand will next make an appearance in Shakespeare update The Tempest, as well as a remake of Arthur.

Remember this show? Think Brand can do a good job of making it into a movie? Drop us a comment below...


    • MadMatt

      Dec 9th 2010, 22:59

      Dear Lord, please keep that bearded c**k away from my precious childhood memories...

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    • Hadouken76

      Dec 9th 2010, 23:59

      As long as they do an 18-rated version of Knightmare with Tobin Bell as Treguarde...oooh nasty. Anyway Brand belongs in the Gervais box marked : "When do you start playing actual characters?"

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    • anisceline

      Dec 11th 2010, 16:44

      Gadzooks! I loved that show, please let it alone. Michael Staniforth RIP is probably turning in his grave.

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