By Shawn Rice
Kevin Hart said that he has a strong desire to play the role that Robin Williams tackled in Mrs. Doubtfire. Hart can next be seen in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which is itself a reboot/remake of Jumanji, another classic Williams movie. When asked about what role next he would remake, Hart did not hesitate with his answer, telling Cinema Blend that he has the desire to do Mrs. Doubtfire:
“I’ll stay on the Robin Williams train and say that if I could jump into Mrs. Doubtfire. That was a very amazing performance on both ends for him. I think that’s one I’d love to get to play in.”
Williams starred in the original as a husband separated from his kids who dresses up as a woman and poses as a Scottish nanny named Mrs. Doubtfire so that he can still be close to them. It was a massive hit, pulling in $441 million worldwide from a $25 million budget.
A few months prior to Williams’ tragic death in 2014, it was reported that Williams was attached to make a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire, with original director Chris Columbus (Home Alone) also on-board to return. Any such plans for the sequel were obviously scrapped once Williams died.
Here are some reactions on social media to Hart’s desire to remake Mrs. Doubtfire.
Kevin Hart wants to star in a Mrs. Doubtfire reboot. Please don’t.
— • (@prizord) December 16, 2017
Kevin Hart said he’d love to star in a MRS. DOUBTFIRE remake if he could pic.twitter.com/ABSQcSSIIb
— C.H. Newell (@fathergore) December 15, 2017
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji’s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles.
To survive, they will play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a brave explorer (Dwayne Johnson); hulky jock Fridge becomes a tiny genius (Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they’ll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way. The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle cast also includes Nick Jonas, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Alex Wolff and Morgan Turner.
Jake Kasdan is directing from a screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. Matt Tolmach and William Teitler are producing with David Householter, Jake Kasadan, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Ted Field and Mike Weber executive producing. Sony Pictures will release Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in theaters on Dec. 20, 2017.
What do you think of Hart’s desire to tackle Mrs. Doubtfire? Would you like to see the comedian replace Williams or should the film be left alone? Let us know in the comments section.
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