We first reported on this project back in December 2010, when Russell Brand was being eyed to star, although a deal never materialized. The project is based on the BBC series Rentaghost, which ran from 1976 to 1984. The series followed Fred Mumford, who recently died and is determined to be more productive in the afterlife. He sets up an agency entitled Rentaghost, where fellow spirits are leased out to help the living. This new version will feature Ben Stiller as an American consultant sent to revitalize a failing U.K. company.
Gail Berman will produce Rentaghost alongside Kevin McCormick. No production schedule was given.