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Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Ben Stiller Has The Worst Dead Person Job Ever In Rentaghost

Deadline reports that Ben Stiller will star in Rentaghost, a movie based on a British kids' show of the same name. It's also the children's show with the bleakest view of the afterlife. Russell Brand was originally set to star in the film as “Fred Mumford, a recently deceased loser who feels he can find work for ghosts whose lives were as failed as his." So it sounds like he's in hell, right? Running a spooky temp agency sure doesn't sound like Heaven.  In the new version penned by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, Stiller's starring role will instead be that of "an American turnaround consultant who is sent to the UK to reinvigorate a failing company." A failing ghost company, yes? A failing ghost company.

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