Russell Brand Will Produce And Star In RENTAGHOST Remake
RENTAGHOST was a British comedy show that Warner Bros. has just acquired the rights to. The studio is looking to take the remake in a Beetlejuice direction, and will write the film as a comedy vehicle for Russell Brand.
Brand will play Fred Mumford, an every day slacker who winds up dead. Mumford decides to be more productive as a corpse than he was when he was living, and attempts to start a business with a few other ghosts by starting a temp agency for the dead. The business is set up to rent out ghouls and ghosts to the living, but things soon take a turn for the worse.
The series originally ran on BBC1 from 1976 – 1984 and was created by Bob Block.
Kevin McCormic will produce RentaGhost with BermanBraun’s Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun. Brand will also executive produce.
I think this sounds hilarious and am really excited to see where the project leads!
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