‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel Being Planned, But Mara Wilson Isn’t InterestedBy: Val Powell - April 18, 2014
We may be seeing more of our favorite nanny soon! News from The Hollywood Reporter said that a sequel for the 1993 comedy movie Mrs. Doubtfire is in the works.
David Berenbaum, writer for Elf, The Haunted Mansion, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, will be penning the script, and director Chris Columbus will again be working with non other than Mrs. Doubtfire herself, Robin Williams. Williams’ representative said that it is too early to make a comment, but Fox 2000 is close to giving a green light.
Williams played the title role in the 1993 film. He was a newly divorced father of three who disguised himself as a nanny in order to spend more time with his three children. Williams earned a Golden Globe award for his role in the category Best Actor in a Comedy. Mrs. Doubtfire also won the Best Musical/Comedy that year. The film also stars Sally Field, as Williams’ ex-wife, and Pierce Brosnan as Field’s new love interest. Mrs. Doubtfire grossed over $440 million in worldwide box office sales.
Fans, who have been waiting for more than two decades for the sequel, are now excited to hear that there is a big chance that it is finally going to happen. One person, however, is not so enthusiastic about the idea of a sequel.
Mara Wilson, who played Williams’ youngest child Natalie Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire, said on a tweet that sequels are not good unless they are “planned as part of a trilogy or series.” She also said that in her opinion, Mrs. Doubtfire ended where it should have.
In another tweet, Wilson stated that she does not have any participation in the sequel, as she has many reasons why she does not want to be in it. “But they haven’t even asked me (yet), so no need to worry,” she said.
Image via YouTube