Days after Russell Brand’s name popped up for the lead in Larry Charles’s Borat-esque comedy Pierre Pierre, the Brand X host is now in bed with Warner Bros. to produce and star in Cupid. The film, from Joe Nussbaum (Prom, an Amanda Bynes joint called Sydney White, one of the American Pie spinoffs), is about “a cynical Cupid being forced to create an ideal romance,” Variety writes. Brand’s sensational vocabulary could certainly serve a caustic Cupid well.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 06: Russell Brand attends the premiere of “The Tempest” at the El Capitan Theatre on December 6, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic) Photo: Jason LaVeris/2010 Jason LaVeris