Mirren is in talks to portray the valet of the title character, a role that won John Gielgud an Oscar for best supporting role in the original 1981 Arthur film, which starred Dudley Moore as the title character.
Peter Baynham has written the script for the remake, which doesn't have a director attached as of yet. The original film revolved around the title character, a hard-partying playboy who will inherit his family's fortune if he marries his family's chosen partner, when he falls in love with a working-class woman, seeking advice from his trusted valet.
No production schedule has been released for the film.
Arthur was released April 8th, 2011 and stars Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Garner, Geraldine James, Luis Guzmán, Nick Nolte, Christina Calph. The film is directed by Jason Winer.