- What? April 17
Robin Williams is strapping on the body suit and reapplying his makeup to reprise his role as the eponymous nanny from the '90s comedy Mrs. Doubtfire, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Fox 2000 is developing a sequel to the 1993 film that will reportedly feature the comedian. Chris Columbus, who shot the original, will return to direct based on a script from Elf writer David Berenbaum.
The original film, which won an Oscar for Best Makeup and inspired numerous nostalgic BuzzFeed listicles, starred Williams as a hapless divorcee who pretends to be a Scottish nanny so he can visit his kids unbeknownst to his ex-wife. Yet the movie ends on a conclusive note, so it's uncertain how a sequel will advance the plot in a convincing way to make the next installment more than just Williams yammering in drag for 90 minutes.
Mara Wilson, who starred in the original, shared the same concern:
Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
I'm glad I had the chance to be in it, and I'm proud of what we did, but I don't see how we could do it again.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 17, 2014
Here's to hoping the film is genuinely funny and more believable than a run-by fruiting.- -
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