Townsend Helms “Brewster’s Millions” Remake

Robert Townsend has come on board to direct a remake of the comedy “Brewster’s Millions”.

George Barr McCutcheon penned the original novel which has been adapted many times, though the most well-known would be Walter Hill’s 1985 version starring Richard Pryor and John Candy.

That film follows a baseball fan who is called to New York city to hear the last will and testament of his recently deceased great-uncle. Said uncle makes an offer – if he can spend $30 million in 30 days, he’s entitled to $300 million. If not, he loses it all. There’s also strict conditions on how he can spend the cash, including having no more assets than what he started with.

Michael William Schmidt has penned the new adaptation which Joseph and Jack Nasser will produce. The new film changes the stakes – he must spend $100 million in one week to inherit $1 billion.

Source: Variety