Russell Brand planning to get ghoulish
December 9th, 2010
11:00 PM ET

Russell Brand planning to get ghoulish

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, 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.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Chris

    I'll have to try watching some more of his comedy. I saw one of his shows, but I didn't find him all that funny.

    December 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LEVI

    russell is Awesomme!!!!!!!!

    December 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LEVI

    Russell is by far the funniest fella i have seen in years. He should run for president! Lol!

    December 10, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jeni

    I LOVE Russell Brand – he is a genius and a "real" person. Thrilled at his success........

    December 10, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. charliah


    December 10, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. portalpunk

    I am famous, I made the quote board on CNN's entertainment main page for my quote on Michael Buble'. trolls rule!

    December 10, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. CJ

    My goodness, he is ugly.

    December 10, 2010 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. Richard

    There are about a dozen over-exposed, annoying goofs we see in Hollywood today. He's one of them.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |

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