“Mrs. Doubtfire,” the well-known film about a man who dressed up as a quirky old nanny and watched three children while their mother was away so that he could spend time with his kids, is set to return. Based on the book written by Anne Fine, the 1993 film, directed by Chris Columbus, was a hit, making around $219 million in the United States and $222 million more outside of the country. Now, The Hollywood Reporter reports that a sequel to the film is in pre-production. It was reported that both Columbus and the leading actor, Robin Williams, will return for the sequel. Additionally, David Berenbaum (the writer for “Elf,” “The Haunted Mansion” and “The Spiderwick Chronicles”) will join as the lead scriptwriter. Fox 2000 has been waiting a long time for this sequel. Hollywood Reporter claims that attempts at producing the sequel date back to 2001; but the project never quite caught until now. There has been no word on what the film’s plot synopsis will be, who else will star in the film, or an expected airing date.
Mrs. Doubtfire film photo