December 9th, 2010
11:00 PM ET
It looks like Russell Brand might want to be the next Beetlejuice - the Brit comic is planning to play a ghoul in the upcoming comedy "RentaGhost."
According to Deadline.com, Brand will star as Frank Mumford, a deceased man who hopes to be more productive in death than he was in life. So, he partners up with a few fellow specters to open up a temp agency that rents out ghosts to the living. Naturally, things don't quite go as planned.
"RentaGhost" is based on a popular BBC1 series that ran from 1976 – 1984. A release date has not yet been set for the movie.
In the meantime, Brand, 35, has plenty of other projects in the pipeline, including "The Tempest," which opens December 10; "Hop," an animated April comedy in which he voices the Easter Bunny; and a remake of the '80s comedy "Arthur," out sometime next year.
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