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Star Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus are set to reunite for a long-planned sequel to their hit 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox 2000 has also signed Elf screenwriter David Berenbaum to the project.
The original film, which grossed $441 million worldwide, starred Williams as a talented but unemployed voice actor and recently divorced father who disguises himself as a Scottish nanny named Euphegenia Doubtfire in order to be closer to his three children. Sally Field played his ex-wife.
A sequel has been in the works since at least 2001, with Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire moving closer to his daughter’s college, but after numerous drafts by several writers, the project was abandoned in 2006. It’s unknown whether that premise will carry over into this version.