BREWSTER’S MILLIONS is returning to the screen

Adam Reed

by: Adam Reed
August 17th, 2009

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Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan have been hired to re-imagine the classic comedy film, BREWSTER’S MILLIONS, that starred the great Richard Pryor and John Candy. I’d say that they have a lot on their plate. In no way do I think a re-imagination of MILLIONS can become better than the 1985 version (come on, that film was comedic gold!), but I do think the project has the potential to become a modern day winner as well.

BREWSTER’S MILLIONS is, in fact, not the original telling of this story. It is just another of many retellings of a 1902 novel authored by George Barr McCutcheon. In case you haven’t seen BREWSTER’S MILLIONS, go do so right this minute (our news stories aren’t going anywhere, and will be waiting for you with open arms).

“The story centers on a man who inherits $1 million from a rich grandfather. When a rich uncle who hated the grandfather also passes away, the will leaves the young man $7 million — but under the condition he spends the grandfather’s million within a year and not end up with any assets from the spending spree.”

Looks like the project is all Diliberti and Sullivan for now. The duo got the chance to pen this remake because of the positive buzz surrounding their last screenplay, COMIC CON, which currently has production entities attached. I do hope that these two find a way to adapt BREWSTER’S MILLIONS into a relatable comedy for today’s economic atmosphere. Oh, and I pray they bring on the laughs, because only one thing helps keep all us poor people sane, and that is laughter.

Source The Hollywood Reporter

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