Robin Williams Is Returning for ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel

‘Elf’ screenwriter David Berenbaum has signed on to pen the script, with Chris Columbus coming back to direct this comedy sequel.
Elf screenwriter David Berenbaum has signed on to pen the script, with Chris Columbus coming back to direct this comedy sequel.

Fox 2000 is developing a sequel to the 1993 comedy hit Mrs. Doubtfire, with star Robin Williams and Chris Columbus attached to star and direct.

David Berenbaum (Elf) has signed on to write the screenplay, although no story details were revealed. This sequel has actually been in development since 2001, when actress/writer Bonnie Hunt signed on to write the script, but the project went through several rewrites and began to languish in development. The sequel has been inactive for years, mainly because both Robin Williams and Chris Columbus weren't interested in any of the rewrites, but they both sparked to David Berenbaum's story earlier this year and are currently attached.

Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Gabler are overseeing the sequel for Fox 2000. The original Mrs. Doubtfire, which earned nearly $220 million during its domestic theatrical run more than 20 years ago, centered on a struggling actor and divorced father (Robin Williams) who tries to get closer to his children by pretending to be a Scottish nanny named Eupheginia Doubtfire.

Robin Williams most recently starred in Lee Daniels' the Butler, and he is currently shooting Night at the Museum 3. Chris Columbus is in pre-production on Pixels starring Adam Sandler, which starts production this summer. David Berenbaum's other writing credits include The Spiderwick Chronicles, Zoom and The Haunted Mansion.

Mrs. Doubtfire was released November 24th, 1993 and stars Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein, Polly Holliday, Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence, Mara Wilson. The film is directed by Chris Columbus.

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Comments (17)

  1. WongFu

    well this won't be happening now

    7 months agoby @instead8909Flag

  2. Tresix

    Am I the only one who thought that the first "Mrs. Doubtfire" was just a little bit creepy?

    11 months agoby @TresixFlag

  3. CastorTroy1911

    This is a terrible idea. The first one was okay. A one time watch movie in my opinion. If Robin Williams wants to have anything resembling a career moving forward, he will be smart and back away from this now. I doubt he will though.

    11 months agoby @castortroy1911Flag

  4. CUPID

    Meh...I never even liked the first one.

    11 months agoby @cupidFlag

  5. Threebs

    Will not watch.

    11 months agoby @threebsFlag

  6. TheDude1

    Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!!

    11 months agoby @thedude1Flag

  7. CelluloidDreams

    UJmmmmmm 20 Years to late!.

    11 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  8. EmmyttWolfe


    11 months agoby @EmmyttWolfeFlag

  9. Newtron

    So, Robin Williams won't need make-up. Just slap a wig and a dress on him and we're good to go.

    11 months agoby @newtronFlag

  10. CoreyB

    The first one is sort of a classic...I liked it growing up. Its cool that theyre doing this i guess. Ive always enjoyed Robin Williams. I say bring it on! God it's been a long time tho

    11 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  11. Bellandedward1

    The first one was funny this is going to be good can't wait to see it

    11 months agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  12. supermanvenom

    Yeah i'm liking this. I loved the first one, i will def watch this.

    11 months agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  13. The Real Goku

    -____- I quit lol

    11 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  14. WongFu

    Not needed

    11 months agoby @instead8909Flag

  15. Mieko_Siede


    11 months agoby @mieko-siedeFlag

  16. cvnt$top

    Oh my...

    11 months agoby @cvntstopFlag

  17. Aryaza


    11 months agoby @aryazaFlag

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