Russell Brand in Drop Dead Fred Remake
It’s far to say that Russell Brand’s cinematic career hasn’t exactly been a beacon of inspiration for randy comedic copycats. From his creepy debut in St Trinians as the drug-concocting spiv, Flash Harry, to his unconvincing portrayal of rehabilitated rocker Aldous Snow in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Despite having an abundance of gerbil-related heroin-abuse antics in his emotional back catalogue that may have just enhanced his performance, Brand chose to throw caution to the wind and ignore the lot of them.
Now the comic is looking to star in the planned Universal remake of cult Rick Mayall classic Drop Dead Fred (DISCLAIMER: No one was beaten with a frying pan during the making of this movie, much to our dismay).
For crying out loud, Brand, carve out your own identity! Stop taking on remake roles for the money. We at OTB know it will keep you knee-deep in nubile, young totty but seriously dude, you’ve only got a few more years of youth before you’re Brand-ed a filthy old man with a complete lack of talent. You are not Peter Stringfellow.