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Mrs. Doubtfire Sequel Likely Cancelled
Mrs. Doubtfire, one of Williams’ most beloved roles, is a family classic, and talk of a sequel has been around for years. Mrs. Doubtfire 2 was reportedly in early stages of development, with director Chris Columbus tied to the project. Elf screenwriter David Berenbaum was working on the script for Fox, but neither Williams nor Columbus had officially signed on to the project. However, the film is reportedly unlikely to get made in light of Williams’ passing. Fox has yet to make an official decision regarding the project, but it’s unclear whether or not Columbus would return to the story without his star.
Following Williams’ death, Columbus released a statement calling Williams “one of this generation’s greatest actors.”
Columbus went on to praise Williams as a true comedic genius, »
For so many of us, Robin Williams was part of our childhood through his movies. But for Lisa Jakub and Matthew Lawrence, he was a part of childhood through their work on one of those movies, Mrs. Doubtfire. Lisa, now 35, played Williams' oldest daughter Lydia in the beloved 1993 film, while Matthew, now 34, played his son Chris. Just as Robin's real-life children Zak, Zelda and Cody were touched by his kind and generous soul, so were his onscreen kids. (You can read the reaction of Mara Wilson, who played Robin's youngest daughter in Mrs. Doubtfire, here.) In a heartfelt blog post written Monday, Lisa, who retired from acting in 2001, remembered Williams as "an incredibly kind human being." She »
For those of us who grew up in the '80s and '90s, movies like "Hook," "Jumanji," "FernGully," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Aladdin" were on repeat in our VCRs and Robin Williams was more than just a household name ... he was our childhoods.The actor's apparent suicide on Monday came as a shock to not just Hollywood, but to the many fans the beloved comedian had amassed throughout his successful career and those whose lives he touched personally or via his films.Robin's young "Mrs. Doubtfire" costars shared their memories following his death.Matthew Lawrence tells toofab, "I am devastated. He was the single most important influence in my career and not a day goes by I don't appreciate the time I got to spend with him. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with his family."Lisa Jakub, who played his oldest daughter in the film, also opened up about »
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Note: This article was originally posted in June 2013, when the cast reunited at the Austin Television Festival. To celebrate the debut of "Girl Meets World" tonight on Disney, check out our Now & Then gallery above -- and keep reading to see 15 Facts You Probably Never Knew about "Boy Meets World."The cast of "Boy Meets World" got back together on Friday for the first official reunion since the show went off the air in 2000 -- and they revealed a ton of secrets we never knew about the long-running Tgif staple.Ben Savage (Cory Matthews), Rider Strong (Shawn Hunter), Trina McGee (Angela), Maitland Ward (Rachel), Matthew Lawrence (Jack), Betsy Randle (Mama Matthews) and Lily Nicksay (Morgan #1) joined show creator Michael Jacobs at the Austin Television Festival earlier today.From a Q&A with fans, one-on-one interviews on the opening night red carpet and a press conference with the cast, toofab has »
- tooFab Staff
Adam Shankman is developing a series for HBO focusing on the political turmoil of New York in the late 1960s, including the connections between the mob and the gay community. One of the original owners of the Stonewall Inn will work on the series as a consulting producer.
Cox’s role on Downton Abbey might have been brief but it was memorable
TMZ says that the family of Whitney Houston is thinking of filing a lawsuit to stop Lifetime’s movie about the pop star. The family is working on a movie of their own, according to TMZ and believe a star of Houston’s stature deserves a big screen movie.
Jeopardy champion Arthur Chu challenges the media narrative where the lovable nerd wears down »
- Lyle Masaki
Laura Prepon and Tom Cruise might be dating. According to one source they’ve been kind of dating since last fall. But according to another source, they haven’t even met! Either way...they’re Scientologists.
Jenny McCarthy, living every 30 something's dream, just got engaged to NKotB's Donnie Wahlberg. We all know he was on the top of the list. First Jordan, then Donnie, then Jonathon, then Joey… and then Danny. Poor Danny. #NKOTBforever
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Speaking of 90s boy bands...there will probably be no real N’Sync reunion. Joey Fatone spoke out about the latest very tiny reunion and said there would probably not be another one...at this moment. So probably in a couple of years there might be? Either way we’re lining up at the Ticketmaster box office.
Miley Cyrus still hospitalized for a reaction to sinus medication. »
- Leslie Nesbit
Lindsay Lohan admitted that she wrote her celebrity hookup list in rehab, but she wouldn't "confirm or deny" what she did with the guys. Watch her full interview above. The explosive Scandal finale aired last night. If you're still reeling, recover with a Mad Libs-style generator of your very own Olivia Pope monologue. Sorry, Dawson's Creek fans - there's not going to be a reunion movie. Creator Kevin Williamson looked back at the series finale and revealed, "I don't want to see it. I want it to be that little piece of the '90s that's forever in its proper place." This is how we feel about the news: Source: The WB Though Mara Wilson says she wouldn't join the Mrs Doubtfire sequel, Matthew Lawrence says he'd love to be on board! Christina Aguilera debuted her baby bump on Twitter with an adorable photo: Baby loves NYC ❤️ pic.twitter.com »
- Alyse Whitney
Wilson, now 26, was just five years old when she got her breakout role in Mrs. Doubtfire as the youngest of three children, Natalie Hillard. Wilsen went on to earn a place in pop culture history when she played Susan Walker in the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street, and is perhaps most beloved for her starring turn in Matilda (1996) After the 90s came to a close, Wilson left professional acting behind, and says she has no intention of picking up where she left off in Hollywood should she be asked to participate in a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel.
“For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I,” Wilson proclaimed on Twitter Thursday, April »
Before Chris and Liam Hemsworth captured your attention, it was the Lawrence brothers who had stolen your heart. If you grew up in the '90s, chances are you had a pinup or five featuring Joey and Matthew Lawrence. From Joey's Blossom days to Matthew's Boy Meets World role to their adorable turn on Brotherly Love with little Andy, there were plenty of opportunities to crush on the Lawrence brothers. Now, with news of a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel in the works, we're thinking about where the Mrs. Doubtfire cast is now, and we can't help but wonder whether Matthew will be reprising his role as Chris Hillard. In any case, we're taking the opportunity to look back on the glory days of crushing on the Lawrence brothers. Prepare to swoon! Source: Disney View Slideshow › »
- Laura Marie Meyers
There has been a nostalgia boom in movie news lately, with the latest story to grab hearts across America being the announced sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire. The 1993 comedy featured divorcee Robin Williams dressing up in drag as an old lady pretending to be his children's new nanny. Many were delighted that Williams would be returning alongside original director Chris Columbus for Mrs. Doubtfire 2. One person who isn't happy about the news? Original star Mara Wilson, who thinks the movie will probably suck. And she's probably right.
Mara played one of the three Hillard children, youngest daughter of recently divorced parents Daniel and Miranda (Robin Williams, Sally Field). The actress claims that she has nothing to do with this new take on the classic comedy, nor will she be associated with it at all, disowning the impending sequel. In a twitter blast, she also goes onto express her feelings towards sequels in general, »
At least one of Robin Williams' goddamn "Mrs. Doubtfire" kids wants in on the sequel ... Matthew Lawrence tells TMZ he would love to be a part of it!The Internet exploded on Wednesday after it was reported that a sequel to the classic 1993 cross-dressing comedy was in the works. Both Williams and director Christopher Columbus are slated to return.Mara Wilson, who played the youngest daughter in the film, quickly took to Facebook and Twitter to denounce the project, »
- TMZ Staff
Get those dinner reservations in order - a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire is in the works. Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus are attached to the 1993 family comedy's sequel, which is in development at Fox 2000. Elf screenwriter David Berenbaum is writing the script, which means you can possibly expect a scene where Mrs. Doubtfire's engines are revived by the power of Christmas. As the project appears to be very early in the development process, there is no word on a release date, nor which children Williams will need to pose as an elderly Scottish woman caring for them. Mara Wilson, »
- Nate Jones
Robin Williams may be returning for an upcoming "Mrs. Doubtfire" sequel -- but one of the film's child stars wants to stay as far away from it as possible.It was announced yesterday that Fox 2000 is working on a followup to the beloved 1993 flick, with Robin, original director Chris Columbus and "Elf" writer David Berenbaum all attached.The first film revolved around a divorced dad who dresses up as an old Scottish nanny in order to spend more time with his children. Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Mara Wilson and Matthew Lawrence all co-starred.And while the title character is definitely coming back, one of the kids wants nothing to do with it.Mara Wilson, now 26, took to Twitter yesterday to publicly distance herself from the project -- saying sequels "generally suck." For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I. »
- tooFab Staff
David Berenbaum (Elf) has signed on to write the screenplay, although no story details were revealed. This sequel has actually been in development since 2001, when actress/writer Bonnie Hunt signed on to write the script, but the project went through several rewrites and began to languish in development. The sequel has been inactive for years, mainly because both Robin Williams and Chris Columbus weren't interested in any of the rewrites, but they both sparked to David Berenbaum's story earlier this year and are currently attached.
Elizabeth Gabler and Marisa Gabler are overseeing the sequel for Fox 2000. The original Mrs. Doubtfire, which earned nearly $220 million during its domestic theatrical run more than 20 years ago, centered on a struggling actor and divorced father (Robin Williams) who tries to »
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