Jason Winer to Direct Arthur Remake


Jason Winer (ABC’s “Modern Family”) will direct Warner Bros. remake Arthur, which has Russell Brand playing the role originated by Dudley Moore in 1981.

The original movie followed a boozy playboy rascal who is set to inherit a fortune if he marries an heiress his family thinks will make something out of him. However, he falls in love with a working-class woman and turns to his valet for help when his family makes him choose between money and love.

Peter Baynham wrote the screenplay for the remake.