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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ at 25: Inside the Making of the Robin Williams Classic

  • Variety
‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ at 25: Inside the Making of the Robin Williams Classic
When Lisa Jakub showed up to audition as the oldest daughter of Robin Williams and Sally Field in Mrs. Doubtfire, she was introduced to a matronly Scottish woman. Jakub thought she was talking to the mother of director Chris Columbus, who was in production on the movie that turned out to be an enduring classic comedy after opening Nov. 24, 1993.

“I remember being introduced to Chris Columbus’ mother and thinking I had to really make small talk and be charming because this was my boss’ mom,” said Jakub, who was 14 when she made the film. “I wanted to make a good impression. It wasn’t until later that I realized [it was Williams]. I totally fell for it.”

It didn’t take that long for Matthew Lawrence, then 12, to realize that something was going on. “I started to catch on because I was a working kid. But definitely for two or three minutes I was sitting next to Mrs. Doubtfire
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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Broadway Musical Sets Jerry Zaks As Director, ‘Something’s Rotten!’ Duo For Book

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Broadway Musical Sets Jerry Zaks As Director, ‘Something’s Rotten!’ Duo For Book
Fox Stage Productions and producer Kevin McCollum have announced the creative team for Mrs. Doubtfire, which is headed by director Jerry Zaks, a four-time Tony Award winner.

John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, Tony nominees for their work on Something Rotten!, will write the book and Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick will handle music and lyrics.

Additional creative team members, including the cast, will be announced “at a later date,” a press release said. A production schedule has also not been finalized.

The show has been in the early stages and in recent years some of the principals indicated it could have been on the verge of falling apart. But progress has also been made since then, and Broadway has seen a series of film adaptations reach the boards as backers seek pre-sold properties. A Band’s Visit, based on an Israeli film, won Best Musical at the Tony Awards in June.
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Mrs. Doubtfire Sequel in Development

  • Cinelinx
Mrs. Doubtfire is returning to the big screen and so is Robin Williams! However, is this a good or bad thing? Why has it taken so long to make a sequel? Come in to read more!

It has been over 20 years since our favorite "manny" graced the big screen and it looks like she/he's coming back for one more time. Today, Fox 2000 announced that Mrs. Doubtfire 2 is currently in development with both Robin Williams and Chris Columbus, who directed the first film, set to return.

The first film, based on the novel by Anne Fine's Madame Doubtfire, was about a struggling actor who is going through a messy divorce. In order to spend more time with his children, Daniel Hilliard (Robin Williams) disguises himself as a female housekeeper and hilarity ensues. In 1993, Mrs. Doubtfire grossed over $440 million worldwide and became an instant classic.

This announcement is actually rather
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Mrs. Doubtfire Sequel in Development

  • Cinelinx
Mrs. Doubtfire is returning to the big screen and so is Robin Williams! However, is this a good or bad thing? Why has it taken so long to make a sequel? Come in to read more!

It has been over 20 years since our favorite "manny" graced the big screen and it looks like she/he's coming back for one more time. Today, Fox 2000 announced that Mrs. Doubtfire 2 is currently in development with both Robin Williams and Chris Columbus, who directed the first film, set to return.

The first film, based on the novel by Anne Fine's Madame Doubtfire, was about a struggling actor who is going through a messy divorce. In order to spend more time with his children, Daniel Hilliard (Robin Williams) disguises himself as a female housekeeper and hilarity ensues. In 1993, Mrs. Doubtfire grossed over $440 million worldwide and became an instant classic.

This announcement is actually rather
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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel In The Works

The 1993 family comedy Mrs. Doubtfire is finally getting a sequel. Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus are both attached to return, with David Berenbaum (Elf) onboard as the scribe.

The original film was based on Anne Fine’s 1987 novel, Madame Doubtfire, and also stars Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan. The film followed the misadventures of an unemployed actor, Daniel Hillard, who, following his divorce, disguises himself as an elderly female nanny, allowing him to secretly masquerade his way back into the lives of his children.

This sequel has been in the works for quite some time. Back in 2001, Bonnie Hunt was hired to write the script. But there’s been no success. Perhaps this time things will work out. How do you feel about this sequel?

The post ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel In The Works appeared first on Latino-Review.com.
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Mrs Doubtfire Set To Return

It’s beginning to look like some anonymous Hollywood executive – in a misguided attempt at ingenuity – may have sent an email around the town saying, ‘Hey you guys! Remember the 90s? Let’s do that again!” With Jurassic Park, Point Break, Dumb And Dumber among stories now being revisited, it was only a matter of time before Mrs Doubtfire appeared in the creative crosshairs again.

On its release in 1993, Mrs Doubtfire raked in over $441 million in international box office, on a budget of just $25 million, and added Golden Globes to its trophy cabinet to boot. Based on Anne Fine’s novel ‘Alias Mrs Doubtfire’, the film adaptation was penned by Leslie Dixon and Randi Mayer Singer, and gave Robin Williams the perfect showcase for his chaotic kind of comedy. Starring as Daniel Hillard – a father facing divorce – Williams portrayed a man so desperate to maintain contact with his beloved children
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Robin Williams to Return for Mrs. Doubtfire Sequel

It's been more than two decades since Robin Williams proved the box office power of his Mrs. Doubtfire , the 1993 Chris Columbus comedy that pulled in more than $440 million worldwide. Now, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Fox 2000 has a sequel in the works with both Williams and Columbus attached to return as star and director, respectively. David Berenbaum ( Elf ) will provide the screenplay. The original film (also co-produced by Williams) was based on Anne Fine's 1987 novel, Madame Doubtfire , and also stars Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan. It follows the misadventures of an unemployed actor, Daniel Hillard, who, following his divorce, disguises himself as an elderly female nanny, allowing him to secretly masquerade his way back into the lives of his children. The...
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Walliams Shortlisted For Book Prize

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Walliams Shortlisted For Book Prize
Little Britain star David Walliams is in the running to take home a prestigious literary prize for his groundbreaking children's book about a cross-dressing schoolboy.

The British comic penned his debut novel, The Boy In The Dress, last year and the book received a slew of positive reviews.

Now the tale, aimed at readers aged between eight and 12, has been nominated for the coveted Roald Dahl prize, which honours the funniest books for children.

Walliams' offering will go up against established authors including Allan Ahlberg and Anne Fine.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $4,000 (£2,500), which will be presented at an awards ceremony in London on 10 November.

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