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A 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel Is Happening

04/17/2014 09:04 am ET | Updated Apr 17, 2014

Slam a cake in your face and call it a beauty treatment because "Mrs. Doubtfire" is getting a sequel. The Hollywood Reporter announced that a follow-up to the 1993 comedy is in the works, and that Robin Williams is on board to reprise his role as the divorced dad-turned-cross-dressing housekeeper.

Chris Columbus will be back in the director's chair with David Berenbaum ("Elf") attached to write the screenplay. A sequel shuffled around Hollywood in the early 2000s, but the project had been dormant until Berenbaum came around.

For those who don't remember, "Mrs. Doubtfire" features Williams as a recently divorced actor who tries to get closer to his children by becoming their nanny, Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire. The film earned $222 million at the global box office, and the Golden Globe for best comedy/musical. Williams, who also picked up a Golden Globe for his role, starred alongside Sally Field, Mara Wilson, Lisa Jakub, Pierce Brosnan and Matthew Lawrence.

After news of the sequel broke, Wilson, who played Williams' youngest daughter, Natalie, tweeted that she wouldn't be a part of "Mrs. Doubtfire 2."

"I've been in some mediocre movies, but I've never been in a sequel. And I have no interest in being in one now," Wilson wrote in a series of tweets. "Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end."

Well, maybe the rest of the cast is on board for more kitchen fires.

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