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Mrs Doubtfire sequel in the works

Mrs Doubtfire

is set to dress up as a woman again, having reportedly signed on to play Mrs Doubtfire in a sequel to the 1993 hit comedy.

Williams will be reunited with the original film’s director Chris Columbus, who is also on board, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

David Berenbaum, who wrote Elf, is reportedly writing the script.

A “Mrs Doubtfire” sequel has been in the works since 2001, but the project slowly died and was inactive for years before kicking off again early this year.

“The thing that fascinates me about a sequel to Mrs Doubtfire is with most actors who create an iconic character like Mrs Doubtfire, when you come back and do that character, well, you’re 20 years older so you’re not going to look the same,” Columbus told HuffPost Live last year.

“The cool thing with Mrs Doubtfire is there’s a character, there’s a woman, who is actually going to look exactly as she did in 1995.”

“Mrs Doubtfire” made more than $US440 million ($A471 million) worldwide. It was the second-highest grossing film of 1993, behind “Jurassic Park”.

Williams won a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy, and the movie won the gong for Best Comedy/Musical.

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