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Diverse remake Of ‘Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead’ in the works

EXCLUSIVE: Treehouse Pictures has set in motion what it’s describing as a diverse remake of 1991 coming-of-age comedy, “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead,” which is being written by Chuck Hayward with Bille Woodruff attached to direct. Hayward’s take is a present-day retelling centered on a black family. Treehouse’s Justin Nappi and Juliet Berman are producing along with Oren Segal. Executive producers are Michael Phillips — also an EP on the original — Juliana Maio and Tova Laiter. The 1991 film, which was directed by Stephen Herek, starred Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy and Josh Charles. It follows Sue Ellen Crandell, a teenager who is forced to take charge of her four younger siblings when their mom leave ...