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Mrs Doubtfire Sequel Heats Up Again
Robin Williams could be back in the make-up

17 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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It’s been so long since the idea of a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire hit the news radar that we were beginning to think it would end up going the reboot route before any official follow-up happened. But Fox 2000 is not letting Euphegenia Doubtfire die peacefully, and is making a new attempt to convince director Christopher Columbus and star Robin Williams to re-visit the character.

You’re probably aware that the 1993 film saw Williams as struggling actor Daniel Hillard, who was desperate to maintain a relationship with his children following the recent divorce from his wife Miranda (Sally Field). In order to stay close, he concocts the elderly Scottish housekeeper character and applies to be their carer with predictably disastrous results. The movie was a hit at the box office, and all involved thought a sequel might happen, but no one could find an idea they liked.

Bonnie Hunt was hired to write a script in 2001, but as other scribes came and went, the excitement for the idea waxed and waned until, around 2004, the last mention of it flickered and faded.

Now, Elf’s David Berenbaum is on board to try again. His actual concept for the sequel isn’t clear, and we don’t yet know if it’ll acknowledge the passing of time – after all, would anyone believe that Mrs. Doubtfire would still be alive after all this time? And why would he need to dress up given that everyone came clean last time? Perhaps Daniel Hillard will resurrect her to care for his grandchildren?

However it shakes out, Columbus and Williams are attached but will wait to see the script before deciding to take things further. If there’s any justice, we’ll get a dust-off between Doubtfire and Tobias Fünke’s Mrs. Featherbottom.


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Mrs Doubtfire
Mrs Doubtfire is one of those films that should not have a sequel. It was a strong enough premise for a stand alone film but I don't see what else you could do with it. It was a unique and funny idea but the joke's been told. And that's just it I suppose. Mrs Doubtfire was like a perfectly told joke. You could if you wanted to try telling the same joke again in a different way. You may try changing the set up, the delivery or the punch line, but it won't be anywhere near as original or as More

Posted by mlavagna at 23:47 on 17 April 2014 | Report This Post

Just like Big Momma's House, the plots and character arcs were wrapped up at the end of both films. Sadly, sequels were made to Big Momma's House, and they weren't great. How do you continue the story for Mrs. Doubtfire when it was wrapped up? More

Posted by cliff126 at 20:57 on 17 April 2014 | Report This Post

Why Why Why Why Why?
Why Why Why Why Why? oh yeah - money More

Posted by oliraceking at 09:14 on 17 April 2014 | Report This Post

"If there’s any justice, we’ll get a dust-off between Doubtfire and Tobias Fünke’s Mrs. Featherbottom" Make it so. More

Posted by dctuck at 08:47 on 17 April 2014 | Report This Post

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