Can you believe that it’s been more than two decades since Robin Williams donned a fat lady suit in Mrs Doubtfire? That film was a massive hit, but one of a kind. Well, at least until other comedians ran the schtick into the ground, oooooh leeeeeerd. Still, a sequel to that movie wouldn’t exactly be unwelcome, and it looks like Williams will be getting into the make-up chair once again, dearies.
The original 1993 movie starred Williams as a divoreced father who was desperate to be near his children. Coming up with the alcoholic idea to don a disguise and infiltrste his household as an elderly nanny, he could once again guide his children and holy crap this actually sounds terrifying and messed up when you think about it. Anyway, that movie also starred Pierce Brosnan and Sally Field, and did massive numbers at the box office. Hell it walked away with over $441 million globally. That’s more money made than most movies these days.
THR reports that Fox 2000 will be handling the sequel, that will bring back Williams and the original director, Chris Colombus, with David “Elf” Berenbaum working on the screenplay. This isn’t the first time that a Mrs Doubtfire sequel has entered development, but it sounds like progress is moving far more swiftly on this latest attempt.
In the meantime, expect Martin Lawrence and Tyler Perry to announce brand new Big Momma and Madea movies before the end of the month.
Last Updated: April 17, 2014