According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox 2000 reportedly has a follow-up in the works for the 1993 hit “Mrs. Doubtfire”. The studio will be bringing back the star of the original movie Mr. Robin Williams, who is now 62.
In the first movie, Williams played a struggling actor and recently divorced father of three who, in order to be closer to his children, takes on the persona of a Scottish nanny, Euphegenia Doubtfire. The hillarious, heart warming, family oriented film was an automatic hit, and made more than $400 million at the time. Williams even took home a Golden Globe that year for Best Actor in a Comedy and the film won in the Best Musical/Comedy category.
Fox 2000 has reportedly been trying to to get this project in motion since 2001, but despite many drafts and failed attempts, the project slowly died and has been inactive for years, mainly due to Chris Columbus (the original film’s director) and Williams not sparking to any new take. The project became active again early this year when David Berenbaum the writer of the Christmas favorite “Elf”, got on board and agreed to write the new script.
20 years later & Mrs. Doubtfire is back with a sequel? How exciting! The original movie was so hilarious and did very well, so I’m sure the sequel will be just as great. What makes it even better is that Robin Williams will be returning to one of the comedic roles that put him on the map as an actor, and continuing to make us all laugh hysterically.
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