Earlier this week it was reported that comedian Russell Brand would be joining director Larry Charles for his comedy Pierre Pierre. Today, we’ve learnt that the busy actor has been attached to another leading role. The Film Stage is reporting Brand has been tapped to play Cupid in a Warner Bros. film that revolves around the iconic master of love.
Directed by Joe Nussbaum of Prom fame, Cupid will follow a cynical Brand – shocking – on his quest to match the ”perfect” couple. Look for Cupid to be a marshmallow soft romantic comedy with a focus on mass appeal. I hate to jump to conclusions so quickly, but if Arthur was any indication, we may be in for another arduous comedic watch.
With no news on supporting casting, I’ll hold out a shred of hope for Cupid to surprise me and defy all the doubters. Who knows, maybe the Russell Brand who slayed us as rockstar Aldous Snow will re-appear once again, making us forget some of his more lackluster roles.
Does Russell Brand playing matchmaker sound like a winning film to you? Or will this film turn out to be another Arthur?