Russell Brand to open ‘RentaGhost’

Russell Brand will star in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the BBC children’s television comedy show “RentaGhost.”

According to Variety, Langley Park’s Kevin McCormick is producing along with BermanBraun’s Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun. Brand will receive an executive producing credit.

The original show was created by Bob Block and ran for 58 episodes between January of 1976 and June of 1984.

The premise centered on the recently-deceased loser Fred Mumford being determined to be more productive in the afterlife than he was during his 27 years with the living. He establishes the temp agency for the dead, RentaGhost, renting out ghosts to the living.

Anthony Jackson, Edward Brayshaw, Michael Darbyshire and Michael Staniforth starred in the TV series.

Brand stars in Warners’ upcoming remake of “Arthur,” opposite Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner and Greta Gerwig.
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