‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ sequel in the works

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20:  Robin Williams attends the pre-premiere party for Happy Feet Two at Grand Connaught Rooms on November 20, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 20: Robin Williams attends the pre-premiere party for Happy Feet Two at Grand Connaught Rooms on November 20, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)

Finally, Hollywood is making your dreams come true. No, nerds, they’re not bringing back “Firefly” – they’re finally making that “Mrs. Doubtfire” sequel you’ve been clamoring for all these years, according to Variety.

What? You haven’t been clamoring for that? Well, you’re getting it anyway. The original film, which starred Robin Williams as a manipulative sociopath who lied compulsively to his  children and ex-wife and tried to poison her new boyfriend, was for some reason marketed as a family comedy instead of the creepy thriller it obviously was.

OK, the original movie wasn’t that bad, but it’s hard to see how the sequel’s team will find an excuse to get Robin Williams back in drag. In the original film he donned his middle-aged Scottish lady persona to spend time with his kids, but since it came out in 1993, his kids would presumably be well past the age when they’d need a nanny. The youngest was played by Mara Wilson, who is now a 26-year-old writer and semi-retired from acting. Maybe Williams will don the wig to spend time with his grandkids. You’d think his kids would cotton on pretty fast, though.

The team tasked with sorting out these thorny problems includes screenwriter David Berenbaum, who also wrote “Elf,” and Chris Columbus, who directed the original film as well. Godspeed, gentlemen. Maybe he could be running a summer camp or something? I’ll let you guys figure it out.



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