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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Russell Brand in Talks to Act a Wee Bit French 'Pierre Pierre'

British person Russell Brand is in discussions to star in the Larry Charles directed Pierre Pierre. Brand would play an insufferable French nihilist who is moving a stolen painting from Paris to London. Along the way he'll meet a zany cast of characters, like a serial murderer named Pigeonshit. (With a name like Pigeonshit, what else would his parents expect from him?) Previously, the Edwin Cannistraci and Frederick Seton penned script had Jim Carrey and Jason Reitman attached to star and direct respectively. Brand seems like a better fit for the part just because he'd have the advantage with the whole Les Misérables thing of speaking in an British accent when playing a French person speaking English.

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