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Jennifer Garner is set to star in “Arthur” alongside man-whore comedian Russell Brand. The 2011 comedy is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name. Other cast members include Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, & Nick Nolte. Here’s some plot action from the ’81 classic (disregard the actor names in the parentheses):
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Arthur Bach is a spoiled, boy-like New York City playboy, and the heir to a $750 million fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries the upper class Susan Johnson (Jill Eikenberry). He does not love Susan, but his family thinks that she will make him finally grow up. Arthur unwillingly agrees to the arranged marriage, but before proposing to Susan, he meets a working-class Queens waitress, Linda Marolla (Liza Minnelli) and falls deeply in love with her.
Arthur struggles with his feelings for Linda and his promise to his family to marry Susan. While visiting his grandmother Martha (Geraldine Fitzgerald) Arthur shares his feelings about Linda. Martha reminds him that if he does not marry Susan, he will not receive his inheritance. His valet Hobson (John Gielgud), who has been a second father to Arthur, realizes that Arthur is beginning to grow up and secretly encourages Linda to attend Arthur’s engagement party, thereby keeping Arthur’s love for Linda alive in the face of his impending marriage to Susan. [Source]