Robin Williams tipped for Mrs Doubtfire return

Elf scriptwriter David Berenbaum and director Chris Columbus are also reportedly attached to 1993 family film sequel


Everyone’s favourite cross-dressing nanny, Euphegenia Doubtfire, could soon be returning to the silver screen, according to reports from US trade papers.


Mrs Doubtfire 2, a sequel to the 1993 hit family film starring Robin Williams, Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan, is being developed by Fox 2000 with Elf screenwriter David Berenbaum penning the script and original director Chris Columbus back at the helm, reports THR.

It is understood Williams will reprise his cross-dressing role as fictional Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire – well, frankly, it wouldn’t really work without him, would it?

Telling the story of down on his luck voice actor Daniel Hillard forced to pretend to be a female nanny in order to see more of his children after a messy divorce, Mrs Doubtfire was a box office hit when released in 1993, grossing more than $440m.

The film won two Golden Globes, a Bafta, and an Oscar for best makeup thanks to extensive physical transformation Williams is forced to undergo regularly throughout the film.  It was voted 67th in the American Film Institute’s 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America’s Funniest Movies poll. 

It is understood a sequel had been planned for 2001 with a script begun, but the project was put on hold before production could begin. 


Williams, now 62, is currently starring in CBS sitcom The Crazy One’s as Simon Roberts and will soon be reprising his role as Teddy Roosevelt in A Night at the Museum 3.