Mrs Doubtfire 2: Robin Williams set to star in sequel to 1993 comedy

Elf writer will pen the screenplay

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Today in important Nineties nostalgia news, the eminently watchable Mrs Doubtfire is to get a sequel, with Robin Williams reportedly stepping back into his apron as the irrepressible Euphegenia Doubtfire.

Chris Columbus will return to direct the film, according to The Wrap, with Elf writer David Berenbaum penning the script.

The reports come as something of a surprise given its been 21 years since Mrs Doubtfire came out (and grossed an impressive $441 million worldwide at the box office), but stranger things have happened.

Another 90s comedy, Dumb and Dumber, is set to return to cinemas for a sequel soon, while The Truman Show was recently reported to be getting some sort of TV series.

Mrs Doubtfire saw Williams play a down-on-his-luck actor who, after a messy divorce, starts impersonating a Scottish nanny in a desperate bid to see more of his kids. But mainly that bit where she sets her boobs on fire with the hob, right!

Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan co-starred, though there is no word on whether they will return.

Williams next stars in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, a film about a curmudgeonly middle-aged man who is given literally minutes to live.