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'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel in the works

Cue Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks Like a Lady” on your tape deck: Fox 2000 Pictures is developing a sequel to the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire. And lest you worry that they’ll cast Zac Efron in the title role (actually, we might watch that movie), the plan is to reunite original star Robin Williams with director Chris Columbus, as The Hollywood Reporter first reported. Elf writer David Berenbaum is attached to pen the script.

The film — which was No. 67 on the AFI’s America’s Funniest Movies list — told the story of a dad in the middle of a divorce (Williams) who is so desperate to see his kids more often that he dresses in drag and takes a job as their housekeeper and nanny. Sally Field played his estranged wife, and Pierce Brosnan was her love interest. No word yet on who from the original cast besides Williams will reprise their roles.

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'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn' trailer: Robin Williams has 90 minutes to live -- VIDEO

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You don’t live in New York City without harboring at least a little frustration.

Robin Williams’ character in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn has a laundry list of reasons why he doesn’t love NYC, which you may have gathered from the film’s title. But when he’s in a car accident and suffers a brain aneurysm, his outlook on life changes — mainly because a flustered doctor (Mila Kunis) improperly tells him he’s got 90 minutes to live. The prognosis sets Williams on a wild escapade through Brooklyn as he tries to make amends with the friends and family he alienated over the years. Here’s the trailer:

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Tribeca 2014: Katie Holmes, Robin Williams, and Patrick Stewart headline world premieres

The 13th Tribeca Film Festival has announced its complete lineup for next month’s New York celebration, which runs April 16-27. Culled from more than 6,000 submissions, Tribeca 2014 includes 55 world premieres, 37 first-time filmmakers, and 22 female directors. Half the slate had been announced on Tuesday, with Spotlight, Midnight, and Storyscapes films unveiled today, as well as special screenings. “Spotlight and special screenings are an especially dynamic aspect of this year’s program, both in range of styles and stories,” said Genna Terranova, Tribeca’s director of programming. “Many films feature real-life personalities who’ve accomplished extraordinary feats, while in other films we see personal relationships at pivotal moments of transition. We look forward to sharing these engaging stories with audiences.”

Highlights in the Spotlight section include Jon Favreau’s Chef, which co-stars Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, and Scarlett Johansson; Courteney Cox’s directorial debut, the comedy Just Before I Go; and Katie Holmes playing a schoolteacher who’s not as dainty as she appears in Miss Meadows.

The Midnight section will open with the feature film Preservation, the frightening story of a hunting trip gone awry. But let’s all agree that this category starts and ends with Zombeavers. “Whether they made us laugh, squirm, or plain scared the heck out of us, each of the seven films in this year’s Midnight section never failed to genuinely surprise us with wildly original and unexpected reimaginings of classic genre stories,” said Cara Cusumano, a Tribeca programmer. “From ghost stories to creature features, and even an underdog sports comedy, we’re proud to present an eclectic and adventurous slate of films that we believe represent the year’s most interesting new voices in genre filmmaking.”

Time Is Illmatic, a documentary about the making of Nas’ 1994 album Illmatic, will kick off the Tribeca Film Festival this year on April 16. A performance by Nas himself will follow the world premiere.

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Casting Net: Joel McHale's 'Friggin' Christmas Miracle'; Plus Peter Dinklage, Kathy Bates, and more

• Joel McHale, Robin Williams, and Lauren Graham have signed on star in the new holiday comedy A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle. Lorelai Gilmore and Jeff Winger will play a married couple forced to spend Christmas with their crazy extended family. On Christmas Eve, Boyd (McHale) realizes he forgot to bring his son’s gifts and embarks on an eight-hour road trip with his father (Williams) to retrieve them before his son wakes up. British director Tristram Shapeero, best known for directing television shows like Community and New Girl, will make his feature film debut directing the project. [THR]

Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is set to star in A Long Way Home, described as an “epic adventure about friendship, courage, magic, adventure and the lengths one boy will go to reunite his family.” Production designer Paki Smith (set decorator on The Dark Knight Rises and Batman Begins) will direct the project. [Variety]

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Casting Net: Robin Williams boarding drama 'Boulevard.' Plus: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ellen Page, Larry the Cable Guy

• Robin Williams will star in Boulevard, a drama about a man whose marriage is called into question after he encounters a mysterious younger man (newcomer Roberto Aguire), the films producers announced late Wednesday. Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your SaintsFighting) will direct from a script by Douglas Soesbe (The Wrong Woman).

• Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick AssSavages, Anna Karenina) is currently the frontrunner to play the lead in the reboot of Godzilla. No deal is in place yet, or even close; Taylor-Johnson is reportedly awaiting Frank Darabont‘s pass on punching up the script by upcoming screenwriter Max Borenstein. Monsters director Gareth Edwards is helming the gritty take on the beloved Japanese fire-breathing giant lizard. [Deadline]

• Ellen Page is attached to headline an adaptation of Jean Heglan’s novel Into the Forest, about two sisters living in the California wilderness who have to cope when civilization begins to collapse. No other information about the project (writer, director, producer) has been released. [Variety via Twitter]

Chad Michael MurrayLarry the Cable GuyTika Sumpter (Sparkle), and Kathy Najimy (The Guilt TripRat Race) have joined the latest Tyler Perry production, A Madea Christmas. Murray will play a redneck antagonist, Sumpter a teacher, and Larry a man in an interracial marriage. Perry will write, direct, and star as the irascible Madea. [THR]

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Casting Net: Gwyneth Paltrow eyeing foodie pic 'Blood, Bones, & Butter.' Plus: Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Kevin Kline

Amy Adams has joined director David O. Russell‘s untitled true-life drama (previously titled American Bulls—) about a con man (Bradley Cooper) who teams up with the F.B.I. agent who busted him (Jeremy Renner) on one of the biggest sting operations in the nation’s history. Adams will play Maxine “Max” Gardner, the con man’s mistress and partner-in-crime. [THR]

• First Teddy, now Ike. Robin Williams will play President Dwight D. Eisenhower for director Lee Daniels‘ The Butler, his reps announced Wednesday. The film traces the life of White House butler Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker) who served eight presidents over the course of three decades. Oprah Winfrey will play his wife, and the cast includes Vanessa RedgraveTerrence HowardJohn CusackAlan Rickman, and Jane Fonda.

• Kevin Kline will party hardy opposite Michael DouglasMorgan Freeman, and Robert De Niro in Last Vegas, a comedy about four old buddies who travel to Sin City for a bachelor party  for the last one (Douglas) to remain unattached. Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) is directing the script by Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love). [Deadline]

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Casting Net: Samuel L. Jackson signs on to 'Robocop.' Plus: Jamie Foxx, Robin Williams, Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch

• While no formal offer has yet been made, Jamie Foxx is circling the role of the President of the United States in the thriller White House Down, about a secret service officer (Channing Tatum) who must fend off a paramilitary group that successfully invades the White House. Master of cinema realism Roland Emmerich (2012) will direct. [Variety]

• Robin WilliamsShirley MacLaine, and Project X‘s Oliver Cooper are attached to A Film By Alan Stuart, about a documentary filmmaker eager to make a film about his family’s unique history with World War II. Director Andrew Bergman (Honeymoon in Vegas) will direct from his script. [Deadline]

• Call this casting after-the-fact: Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch have wrapped the heretofore secret indie film Prince Avalanche with writer-director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express). A remake of the Icelandic comedy Either Way, the film two men working together on a road-striping crew. [Variety]

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• Robin Williams, Mila KunisPeter Dinklage, Melissa Leo, and James Earl Jones have signed on for The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, about a patient who is erroneously told he has 90 minutes to live. The comedy marks the first film from Field of Dreams director Phil Alden Robinson since 2002′s The Sum of All Fears. [Screen International]

• Jessica Biel, Chloe Moretz, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will star in The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea, about a widower (Morgan) who helps a girl (Moretz) construct a raft to cross the Atlantic Ocean. (Biel will play Morgan’s late wife.) Justin Timberlake will add two more hyphens to his multi-hyphenate resume, meanwhile, serving as the film’s composer and music supervisor. Bill Purple will make his feature directing debut from a script by Robbie Pickering (Natural Selection). [THR]

• Speaking of Chloe Moretz, the in demand actress is also in talks for Kick-Ass 2, reprising her role as Hit Girl, who will go into retirement. But will she stay there?! (No.) [Total Film]

Colin Firth, Emily Watson, and Tom Wilkinson will star in actor Rupert Everett‘s directoral debut The Happy Prince, a biopic about Oscar Wilde. Everett will play the famed author and playwright, and also wrote the screenplay. [Variety]

Check out new projects for TOM CRUISE, ABIGAIL BRESLIN, PAUL DANO, OWEN WILSON, RACHEL McADAMS, and ELIZABETH BANKS below:  READ FULL STORY

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