'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel in the works
Cue Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks Like a Lady” on your tape deck: Fox 2000 Pictures is developing a sequel to the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. And lest you worry that they’ll cast Zac Efron in the title role (actually, we might watch that movie), the plan is to reunite original star Robin Williams with director Chris Columbus, as The Hollywood Reporter first reported. Elf writer David Berenbaum is attached to pen the script.
The film — which was No. 67 on the AFI’s America’s Funniest Movies list — told the story of a dad in the middle of a divorce (Williams) who is so desperate to see his kids more often that he dresses in drag and takes a job as their housekeeper and nanny. Sally Field played his estranged wife, and Pierce Brosnan was her love interest. No word yet on who from the original cast besides Williams will reprise their roles.
Check out the very early ’90s trailer for a refresher: