Russell Brand’s onboard to executive produce and possibly star in RentaGhost, based on a British television show that ran from the mid-seventies to mid-eighties about a dead slacker who goes to work in the afterlife by creating a temp agency. (Sounds like hell! Sorry.) Warner Bros. has the rights, and “Beetlejuice-like” has been used to describe the project. Brand’s gangly charisma could certainly come off as ghoulish, but that’s a big comparison to make. “RentaGhost, RentaGhost, RentaGhost!” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. [Deadline]
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