Robin Williams Set to Star in MRS. DOUBTFIRE Sequel
The Hollywood Reporter reports exclusively that Robin Williams may reprise his iconic role of 'Mrs. Doubtfire' in an upcoming sequel from Fox 2000. According to the report, Chris Columbus will helm the project from a script by David Berenbaum ('Elf').
Rumors of a follow up to the hit film have circulated since 2001 when it was reported that Bonnie Hunt would write a script, however the project never came to fruition.
The 1993 comedy starred Williams (who also served as co-producer) and Sally Field and was based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. It was directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Williams portrayed a struggling actor and recently divorced father of three children who took on the character of a Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire, in order to see his children more often. The film earned $219 million domestically and $222 million internationally and won Williams a Golden Globe for best actor in a musical/comedy. The film won the Globe for best comedy/musical and placed 67th in the American Film Institute's 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies, a list of the 100 funniest movies of the 20th century.