THR reports that a sequel to the 1993 Robin Williams-in-drag comedy Mrs. Doubtfire is currently in the works at Fox 2000, with Williams attached to the project as well as original director Chris Columbus. While the studio has been trying to get a sequel made since Bonnie Hunt was brought on to write a script in 2001, this new update involves Elf and The Haunted Mansion writer David Berenbaum attached to the current script, and “Williams and Columbus are attached and hopeful about the outcome.” No word yet on whether any of the original cast will be returning with Williams for the sequel.
UPDATE: Mara Wilson, who starred in the original Mrs. Doubtfire, has responded to the news on Twitter. Though she hasn’t yet been asked to join the sequel, she’s clearly not feeling the idea:
For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I.Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) April 17, 2014