Reports have surfaced that a sequel is in the works to the 1993 blockbuster cross-dressing comedy, Mrs. Doubtfire.
Robin Williams, currently riding high with his hit TV series The Crazy Ones, will return for the sequel. Considering the success of the original film—it earned $440 million at the box office worldwide—it’s surprising that it took more than 20 years for producers to make a follow-up.
Chris Columbus is returning as director. The filmmaker has directed a long list of hits, including Home Alone and two Harry Potter movies.
David Berenbaum (Elf) is writing the screenplay. The first movie was based on the novel Madame Doubtfire, by Anne Fine. The main character, a flaky, unemployed actor named Daniel Hillard, poses as a female nanny to spend time with his kids, following a bitter divorce.
This is one of several films in the works for Williams, most notably another highly anticipated sequel, Night at the Museum 3.
It is not known whether Williams will be joined by other original cast members, Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan.