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Robin Williams to Look Like a Lady Again in 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel

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April 16, 2014
Source: THR

Mrs. Doubtfire

Since the CBS sitcom "The Crazy Ones" hasn't been a runaway hit, it's time for Robin Williams to go back to the well. Over two years ago, Williams was asked about the possibility of returning for a sequel to the 90s comedy Mrs. Doubtfire, one of the biggest hits of the comedian's career on the big screen. At the time, Williams seemed doubtful saying, "They could never write it." But it's time to dust off the old wig, because THR reports Mrs. Doubtfire 2 is back on the table at Fox 2000 with both Williams and the director Chris Columbus returning for the sequel and Elf screenwriter David Berenbaum working on the screenplay.

A potential sequel has been in development since 2001, when Williams' Jumanji co-star and occasional writer Bonnie Hunt was commissioned to try to make the script work. Williams previously said, "They kept trying and it doesn't work... because at the end of the first one they reveal who [Mrs Doubtfire] is. So it ends up being her for five minutes and then she transitions into some old Russian woman." We're not sure what that latter bit is all about, but apparently Berenbaum has some idea of what to do, and Williams and Columbus are hopeful he can make it work. Meanwhile, we're not so sure this is a good idea. What would the story be? Will it turn into a silly Big Momma's House style cop comedy? Thoughts?

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  • Cocaino Weaver
    You know as you mentioned Big Momma's House, I wouldn't mind a crossover film with Mrs.Doubtfire. Heck maybe even Tyler Perry can get Madea in the movie and it would be a huge box office hit.
    • Benjamin Hunter
      just kill me now.
  • DAVIDPD
    Granny Doubtfire.
  • LosZombies
    You know, not EVERY movie warrants a sequel nowadays. Leave the fucking movie stand for itself, jeez.. -_-"
    • cuckoozey
      Hey, at least it's not a "reboot"....
  • Riki
    The plot: His kids are now grown up, and during a family visit one of them finds out Robin Williams is having problems/down on his luck/unhappy with life. What a coincidence, because his kid could really use a nanny, something that used to make him really happy. Cue rehashed slapstick comedy. The end.
    • bobby_drk
      How about when Williams is down on his luck, his son dresses up as a woman and helps him to get through this hard time. In Doubtfire 3, I'd like to get back to the roots. William's son will now be married, going through a divorce. Williams AND his son will dress up as women to be close with his grandkids.
      • cobrazombie
        LOL
  • Nathan Williams
    I've actually met Robin Williams and have an autograph of a pic of him as Mrs. Doubtfire, one of my favorites. I don't really see the point of a sequel. When I met him he said Nathan Lane was working on a script for a BirdCage 2 which I personally would rather see and that to me makes more sense but that was years ago so I guess that's not happening. Either way I will support any project he does even if it does seem like an unnessaccary sequel. If Chris is coming back to Direct that at least gives me some hope.
  • OfficialJab
    You deserve it America.
  • SkyNet300
    "It was a run by fruiting" Lol yeah no this is an awful idea!
  • cobrazombie
    This news gives me a hot flush.

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