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Russell Brand takes on kiddie Beetlejuice movie role RentaGhost

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If your mansion house needs haunting, just call Russell Brand! Warner Brothers and Brand are taking on the British kiddie series about renting spirits from the netherworld, RentaGhost, and rebooting it for American cinema.

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Deadline is reporting that Warner Brothers is developing RentaGhost to have a bit more of a ghoulish "Beetlejuice" flavor, starring Russell Brand.

He'll play Fred Mumford, a recently deceased guy determined to be more productive as a corpse than he was during his life as a slacker. He attempts to set himself up in a business with a couple of other ghouls, starting a temp agency for the dead. Mumford and cohorts rent out ghouls and ghosts to the living, until things go awry.

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Could be interesting. Here's the title song and an opening scene from the TV show:

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DISCUSSION

Man, people seem to hate Russell Brand.

I personally like him a lot and while he wouldn't be my top choice for the described role, I'm interested in seeing how it goes.

Plus, more comedies about ghosts is a good thing with me.