Robert Townsend to Direct Brewster’s Millions Remake
Robert Townsend has come on board to direct a new version of Brewster’s Millions, three decades after the 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!
Montgomery Brewster is a man of great potential. Heir to his uncle’s fortune, he is a playboy, very much the American equivalent of P.G. Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster. However, unlike Bertie, Monty Brewster has a shrewd intellect behind his shallow exterior. Following his uncle’s death, he discovers the old man has bequeathed one million dollars to him . . . or, if he is up to the challenge, he can win 7 million by spending the one million dollar inheritance within the space of a year. When Monty decides to go for the big jackpot, he has to keep his plans a secret from everyone — even though it may cost him his fiancée and his friends!