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A ‘Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead’ Reboot Is In The Works

A ‘Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead’ Reboot Is In The Works

A remake of the 1991 coming of age movie, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, is said to be in the works.

According to Deadline, Treehouse Pictures is working on the movie, which is being described as "a more diverse remake" of the classic and will be written by Chuck Hayward with Bille Woodruff.

The original film, which starred Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy and Josh Charles, followed Sue Ellen Crandell, a 17-year-old whose mum goes on holiday to Australia for two months with her boyfriend.

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She thinks she and her younger siblings have a summer of freedom, that is until she realises her mum has hired a babysitter, Mrs Sturak (who is secretly evil) to look after them.

Mrs Sturak is actually secretly evil (Credit: Warner Bros)
Mrs Sturak is actually secretly evil (Credit: Warner Bros)

The kids don't get along with her, but in a sudden twist, Mrs Sturak dies and it's up to Sue Ellen to take charge, looking after her younger brothers and sisters (which is way harder than it looks).

After Mrs Sturak's death, the kids soon realise that she was in possession of all of their summer spending money and so must come up with a way to survive without their mum - or funds to live off.

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At the time - almost 20 years ago - it was mega popular and became one of those classic Sunday afternoon movies.

Christina Applegate starred in the original (Credit: Warner Bros)
Christina Applegate starred in the original (Credit: Warner Bros)

For the remake, which will be set in present day, Treehouse's Justin Nappi and Juliet Berman will produce, alongside Oren Segal.

Meanwhile Michael Phillips, Juliana Maio and Tova Laiter will serve as executive producers. Michael was actually an executive producer on the original, too.

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"Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead is an iconic cult classic," said Treehouse president Nappi. "We look forward to bringing audiences a new interpretation that is as funny and outrageous as the original but also smart and connected to the world today."

While there's currently no information about who will star or when production will begin, we're hoping it'll be released next year at the latest!

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

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Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]