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    I was never the biggest fan but it's one attraction was it's naffness it will be totally transformed with a big budget, so why bother ?

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    Senior Member Country: England faginsgirl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Sloane View Post
    I was never the biggest fan but it's one attraction was it's naffness it will be totally transformed with a big budget, so why bother ?
    Answer: Because it saves money employing people with imagination and originality when you can just pinch an idea to get bums on seats.

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    i wasn't keen on it first time around!

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    Who'll play Dobbin?

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    It says Brand will play Mumford whereas I had him down as Timothy Claypole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortdecai View Post
    It says Brand will play Mumford whereas I had him down as Timothy Claypole.
    That was my first thought too.

    My second thought was that I couldn't abide Timothy Claypole so Brand would be perfect.

    I wonder who'll play Gail's Mum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoggleboxUK View Post

    I wonder who'll play Gail's Mum?
    Or the woman from the Flash advert.

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    Thank goodness he's not Claypole. But still, bad idea ...

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    Dunno, this might work with the correct script. Can't deny I'm of the opinion that the best thing about Brand is his wife - and I'm not that keen on her either. But this could be the perfect vehicle for his 'humour' (to use the term loosely).

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    I just hope that they keep the original theme tune. Well they ought to - it's a classic!

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    Senior Member Country: England jaycad's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dremble wedge View Post
    Who'll play Dobbin?
    i'd suggest sarah jessica parker or heather m(c cartney)ills

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    Senior Member Country: UK Windthrop's Avatar
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    Claypole - Grahame Norton
    Davenport - Stephen Fry
    Meeker - Ray Winstone
    Mrs Meeker - Judi Dench
    Mr & Mrs Mumford - Jim Carter & Imelda Staunton

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    years ago the viz comic done a spoof news story about how hollywood was going to do a big screen version of retaghost with sharon stone lined up to be mrs meaker . hilarious it was too .
    now its becoming a reality although i dont know if sharon has been approached .
    what about andrew sachs as timothy claypole ?
    and jonathon ross would be a good hubert davernport with him being quite foppish
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    Quote Originally Posted by captainhaddock View Post
    years ago the viz comic done a spoof news story about how hollywood was going to do a big screen version of retaghost with sharon stone lined up to be mrs meaker . hilarious it was too .
    now its becoming a reality although i dont know if sharon has been approached .
    what about andrew sachs as timothy claypole ?
    and jonathon ross would be a good hubert davernport with him being quite foppish
    Wonder if the surviving cast members (Ann Emery, Sue Nicholls et al) will get cameos - somehow I doubt it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windthrop View Post
    Wonder if the surviving cast members (Ann Emery, Sue Nicholls et al) will get cameos - somehow I doubt it
    The cameo roles will probably be from more talented people like Katie Price and Victoria Beckham.

    Anyway, Sue Nichols has her hands full at the moment comforting the survivors of Weatherfield.

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    What a shame loved series. But Brand is a total tosser xxxxxx

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    Its great that wherever I am and whatever Im doing I still have the choice not to ever watch people like this.......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4mXZ2FSlUo

    Brand is as funny as a rancid dog turd.

    Frame.

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    Is Ben Stiller for hire in Rentaghost? | Film | guardian.co.uk

    Is Ben Stiller for hire in Rentaghost?

    Zoolander star looks set to replace Russell Brand as lead in film version of the BBC children's show

    Ben Child
    guardian.co.uk, Thursday 13 October 2011 13.29 BST
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    That's the spirit ... Ben Stiller is reportedly set to replace Russell Brand as the lead in Rentaghost. Photograph: Michael Bezjian/WireImage.com

    It was originally billed as a potential star vehicle for one Russell Brand, but the forthcoming big screen outing for 1970s and 80s BBC children's show Rentaghost now looks set to be retooled with Ben Stiller in the lead.

    Brand reportedly walked away from Hollywood's most unlikely project following the critical failure of Arthur, a remake of the classic Dudley Moore comedy. Studio Fox has now bought the rights and aims to reunite Stiller with the writing team behind the Night at the Museum films, Tom Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, reports Deadline.

    The Brand iteration of Rentaghost was set to stick fairly closely to the original TV show, which ran for nine seasons between 1976 and 1984 on BBC1. Its main focus was a motley crew of mischievous ghosts-for-hire, including jester Timothy Claypole and Dobbin the pantomime horse.

    Brand was set to play Fred Mumford, the central character of the first three seasons. In the TV show he was a recently deceased deadbeat who believes he can live a more useful afterlife renting out ghosts.

    The Stiller version will see the Zoolander star as an American turnaround consultant who is sent to the UK to reinvigorate a failing company (where he presumably discovers that the premises is haunted). The storyline suggests a take not dissimilar to Night at the Museum, in which the actor starred as a night watchman who discovers that the exhibits have lives of their own.

    Meanwhile, Stiller fuelled speculation that he is planning a sequel to Zoolander during a stint on Saturday Night Live last weekend. He also has the Brett Ratner-directed action comedy Tower Heist, with Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck and T�a Leoni, and the comedy Neighbourhood Watch, with Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill, on his slate.

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    Don't you wish he would just go away ?

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