In 1985 Richard Pryor starred in the comedy Brewster’s Millions, 30 years later a newer version of the film is now in the works. Pryors version of the story is one of 10 previous adaptations based on the 1902 book. Variety shared news that another sequel of the film is underway with writer & producer Robert Townsend (of Eddie Murphy’s Raw) set to direct.
Robert Townsend has come on board to direct a new version of “Brewster’s Millions,” three decades after the Richard Pryor comedy was released. The story is based on the 1902 novel by George Barr McCutcheon that was adapted into a play in 1906 and made into films 10 times — including a lost 1914 release directed by Cecil B. DeMille at the start of his career. The Pryor version co-starred John Candy and was directed by Walter Hill. The Universal release was a solid performer with a $45 million domestic gross.
Now we wonder who will play Brewster?