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'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel: Who's in, who's out and who's over it

Robing Williams and director Christopher Columbus are both slated to return for "Mrs. Doubtfire" sequel.
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A sequel to "Mrs. Doubtfire" is in the works just over 20 years later and there are some big names signed on to do it. There are also some smaller names jumping aboard, probably happy to get back into the spotlight again. And then there are those who want nothing to do with the movie project according to a Wednesday report by The Hollywood Reporter.

The original director Christopher Columbus has signed on and so has Robin Williams. It seems the two of them have been interested in a sequel for a few years now but have not been able to produce a good enough script. Bonnie Hunt was writing for them originally but the movie was never made because both Columbus and Williams weren't impressed with the writing.

Now the follow-up to 1993's "Mrs. Doubtfire" is being penned by David Berenbaum who also wrote the script for "Elf." It is unclear just how the sequel will work, being that the original "Mrs. Doubtfire" was released 21 years ago and the children are all grown.

Matthew Lawrence is the only original cast member of the children who wants back in. When asked about possibly reuniting with Robin Williams and Sally Field for a "Mrs. Doubtfire" reunion he said, ""Of course I would be on board. I hope they make the second as good as the first. The first was so good. It will be great to get the family back together."

On the other hand, Mara Wilson who played the youngest child has completely denounced the movie. While she continues to say great things about the original "Mrs. Doubtfire" movie, she has no plans to sign on for a repeat. Mara took to Twitter when news of the sequel broke. She said, "For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I."

Mara was the incredibly cute child actress from not only "Mrs. Doubtfire" but she also starred in "Matilda." She has since given up acting and has only appeared in a carefully selected handful of projects since becoming an adult. Wilson is now a writer for Publicolor and seems to have no interest in acting again. She has said she will not pursue a full-blown acting career because it is not her "thing."

Mara Wilson's denouncement of a "Mrs. Doubtfire" sequel seems to have nothing to do with her disdain for that movie or a possible sequel even. She seems to just not be interested in acting whatsoever. A quick look at Mara Wilson's Twitter account shows a young woman with some built up angst and no enthusiasm for the acting world. As she said, she will not be appearing on "Dancing With The Stars" either.

What do you think of the plans for a "Mrs. Doubtfire" sequel? Is it going to be epic or an epic fail? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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