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Saturday 31 January 2015

Robin Williams to return as Mrs Doubtfire in sequel to 90s comedy

Robin Williams starred in Mrs Doubtfire, playing a soon-to-be-divorced father who cross-dresses as a nanny to spend more time with his children
Robin Williams starred in Mrs Doubtfire, playing a soon-to-be-divorced father who cross-dresses as a nanny to spend more time with his children

Today in important Nineties nostalgia news, the eminently watchable Mrs Doubtfire is to get a sequel, with Robin Williams reportedly stepping back into his apron as the irrepressible Euphegenia Doubtfire.

Chris Columbus will return to direct the film, according to The Wrap, with Elf writer David Berenbaum penning the script.

The reports come as something of a surprise given its between 21 years since Mrs Doubtfire came out (and grossed an impressive $441 million worldwide at the box office), but stranger things have happened.

Another 90s comedy, Dumb and Dumber, is set to return to cinemas for a sequel soon, while The Truman Show was recently touted to gets its own TV series.

Mrs Doubtfire saw Williams play a down-on-his-luck actor who, after a messy divorce, starts impersonating a Scottish nanny in a desperate bid to see more of his kids.

Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan co-starred, though there is no word on whether they will return.

Williams next stars in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, a film about a curmudgeonly middle-aged man who is given minutes to live.

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