‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ sequel is in the works; Robin Williams to return

Robin Williams in "Mrs. Doubtfire."
(20th Century Fox)

“Mrs. Doubtfire” is getting a sequel: After more than 20 years, Robin Williams will be dusting off the floral-print dress, silvery wig and latex mask.

Fox 2000 is developing a follow-up to the 1993 comedy hit, with Williams and director Chris Columbus attached to return, according to the Hollywood Reporter. David Berenbaum, who wrote the Christmas comedy “Elf,” will pen the new “Doubtfire” script.

The original “Mrs. Doubtfire” starred Williams as a struggling San Francisco actor and recently divorced dad who dressed up as a Scottish nanny to be closer to his kids.

The film, which also starred Sally Field as the ex-wife of Williams’ character and Pierce Brosnan as her new beau, raked in $219 million domestically and $222 million more internationally, becoming the second-highest grossing film of the year after “Jurassic Park.”


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“Doubtfire” also won an Oscar for makeup and two Golden Globes, for best motion picture comedy or musical and lead actor in a comedy or musical.

Since the film’s release, Williams’ roles have included an Oscar-winning turn in “Good Will Hunting,” but Doubtfire remains one of his most memorable characters.

One “Mrs. Doubtfire” cast member who won’t be returning is Mara Wilson, who played one of Williams’ children in the film. Wilson, who no longer acts, wrote on Twitter, “For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I.” She added, “Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end.”


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