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RentaGhost: Warner Bros to distribute

  • Warner Bros has acquired the rights to "RentaGhost", a British comedy show ran on BBC1 from 1976-1984.

  • Russell Brand will star as Fred Mumford, a recently deceased man 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.

    Wed December 8, 2010 | Source: Deadline