A 'Mrs Doubtfire' Remake Starring Kevin Hart? He's Up For It
There's one massive trend in cinema right now, it's definitely a good ol' reboot - with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Ghostbusters, Tomb Raider, Blade Runner and It just a handful of recent examples of classics reborn for modern audiences.
Sure, reboots and remakes do stop Hollywood bosses having to drum up new, original ideas - which can leave many moviegoers feeling a bit short-changed. But there's no denying that they also tap into our insatiable need for nostalgia, reminding us of our younger days and letting us revisit our old on-screen pals, while also introducing them to new audiences.
And without doubt one of the greatest characters in move history is Mrs Doubtfire, the lovable Scottish nanny played by the late Robin Williams - who could soon be back on the big screen, if Kevin Hart gets his wishes.
Credit: Mrs Doubtfire / 20th Century Fox
Speaking to CinemaBlend about the new reboot of 1995 film Jumanji - which Williams stars in as Alan Parrish - he was asked which other Robin Williams film he'd like to take on.
"I'll stay on the Robin Williams train and say that if I could jump into Mrs. Doubtfire," Hart said.
"That was a very amazing performance on both ends for him. I think that's one I'd love to get to play in."
Absolutely solid choice, Kev. After all, who wouldn't love to get all dressed up in prosthetics and dance around the house with a hoover to Aerosmith's 'Dude (Looks Like A Lady)'?
Of course, it'd mean equally strong casting for the other roles. The original film had a cast of 90s big shots, including Sally Field as Mrs Doubtfire's employer (and the long-suffering wife of Daniel Hillard - the nanny's true identity) and Pierce Brosnan as her boyfriend Stu. Not forgetting Mara Wilson - the little girl from 1993 kids' flick Matilda and the following year's Miracle on 34th Street, who's since retired from acting - as the youngest kid, Natalie.
Hollywood producers were apparently already up for a Mrs Doubtfire sequel, with director Chris Columbus and Robin Williams reportedly both on board, but plans ground to a halt following Williams' suicide in 2014.
We reckon Kevin would absolutely smash it as Mrs Doubtfire. After all, his Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle co-star, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, may be getting pretty busy soon with running for US presidency, so Kevin's going to have to keep himself entertained. And what better way to entertain yourself when your best mate's busy getting all political than as a recently divorced dad who impersonates a Scottish female housekeeper so that he can keep seeing his kids?
Featured Image Credit: PA / Mrs Doubtfire / 20th Century Fox