By Jeff Sneider
The Oscar-winning actor’s upcoming projects include a sequel to Williams’ 1993 hit Mrs. Doubtfire in development by 20th Century Fox and indie comedy A Film By Alan Stuart Eisner.
Always game to entertain children, Williams reprised his role as Teddy Roosevelt in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, which he already wrapped shooting and Fox is set to release on Dec. 19, allowing audiences to enjoy his comic gifts over the holidays.
Williams also stars in the holiday comedy Merry Friggin’ Christmas, which Phase 4 Films plans to release in the U.S. on Nov. 7. Universal Pictures International is distributing overseas. The film co-stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Lauren Graham, Joel McHale, Candice Bergen, Jeffrey Tambor, Oliver Platt, Clark Duke, Tim Heidecker and Pierce Gagnon.
Joe and Anthony Russo, who directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier, produced Christmas, which was written by Phil Johnston, who worked as an assistant to writer-director Patrick Stettner on Williams’ 2006 movie The Night Listener.
Williams recently starred opposite Bob Odenkirk in Dito Montiel’s drama Boulevard, which debuted earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.
20th Century Fox had also been developing a sequel to Williams’ 1993 hit Mrs. Doubtfire, though the actor had yet to read a script.
Williams had been attached to star opposite Oliver Cooper (Project X) in the indie movie A Film By Alan Stuart Eisner, though the film was not especially close to starting production.
Williams left behind an impressive body of work that proved he could excel doing both comedies and dramas. He won an Oscar for his supporting performance as Matt Damon‘s therapist in Good Will Hunting, and was previously nominated for Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and The Fisher King.