AceShowbiz - Kevin Hart will soon grace the big screen in "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle", which will open in U.S. theaters on December 20. While it's not a reboot, the upcoming movie is tied to the 1995 movie starring Robin Williams. Having the honor to continue the late comedian's legacy, the 38-year-old actor wants to get involved in another project related to Williams.
During a recent interview to promote his new movie, Hart was asked what other classic movie he would like to be involved in remaking. Going with his comedy route, he chose "Mrs. Doubtfire" that marked one of Williams' iconic roles.
"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," he said, "I think that's one I'd love to get to play in."
Released in 1993, "Mrs. Doubtfire" follows a recently divorced actor (Williams) who dresses up as a female housekeeper to be able to interact with his children. It also stars Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein and Robert Prosky.
The movie won several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Makeup and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Williams himself received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
Grossing $441 million against its budget of $25 million, it placed 67th in the American Film Institute's 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies and 40th on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies of All Time".
In 2001, there was a plan to make a sequel, with Williams set to return in disguise as an old nanny, but the project was scrapped due to problems with the script. In December 2006, Williams said that if it was not going to be done right, then it was not worth doing, and that there would not be a sequel with him in it.
He further explained the problems with the script in a 2011 interview, "They could never write it. They kept trying and it doesn't work...because at the end of the first one they reveal who [Mrs. Doubtfire] is. So it ends up being her for five minutes and then she transitions into some old Russian woman. They so far can't crack it."