20th Century Fox has hired Randi Mayem Singer to write a script for Big Momma’s House 3, a new installment in the franchise which started off in 2000 with Big Momma’s House. The movie starred Martin Lawrence, Paul Giamatti, Nia Long, and Terrence Howard, and it followed an FBI agent (Lawrence) who dresses up as large older lady who is lovingly known as Big Momma and integrates himself into her world in order to catch a bank robber who has escaped from prison. The 2006 sequel saw the clever disguise put back into action as Big Momma became a nanny at a residence that housed a murder suspect.
Randi Mayem Singer has written similar movies before in Mrs. Doubtfire, as well as the upcoming Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson family movie, Tooth Fairy.
The movies may not be taken the most serious, but their box office numbers show that there are plenty of folks out there who enjoy the character. The original movie took in $174 Million worldwide, while the sequel dropped off a little bit with a $138 Million worldwide take.
At the moment, details for Big Momma’s House 3 aren’t being share. No premise for the movie has been given, and there is no word on whether Martin Lawrence will don the suit once again. With recent word of a Bad Boys 3 script being written, Mr. Lawrence could have a pair of threequels on completely different ends of the spectrum on the way in the near future.