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'Brewster's Millions' set for remake

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Brewster's Millions
, the 1985 Richard Pryor movie about a baseball player who stands to inherit millions of dollars, is set for a remake in Hollywood.

Slashfilm.com reports that Warner Bros. has hired a team to write a new script. The 1985 movie is actually based on a 1902 novel by George Barr that had already been adapted into a dozen or so versions for stage and screen.

Give Hollywood some credit this time; at least the storyline is fairly timeless. In the Pryor adaptation, Brewster is a minor league pitcher who will must blow $30 million in just 30 days in order to win the his real inheritance -- $300 million. The movie also featured the late John Candy as his best friend and catcher.

No word yet on casting (it won't be Pryor and Candy sadly) or a release date.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:49pm]

    

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