‘Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead’ Reboot: A Modern Twist on a Cult Classic

The highly anticipated trailer for the reboot of the beloved cult classic “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” has finally been released, offering fans a glimpse into the fresh take on this iconic story.

‘Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead’ Reboot: A Modern Twist on a Cult Classic
‘Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead’ Reboot: A Modern Twist on a Cult Classic

About the Movie

Initially announced in 2020, the reboot puts a new spin on the original film, centering on an African American family.

While the core premise remains the same kids hiding the death of their babysitter from their parents the updated version introduces a diverse cast and contemporary themes.

In this iteration, the role of the mom is portrayed by comedian Ms. Pat, who embarks on a wellness retreat in Thailand, leaving her children in the care of a strict babysitter, Mrs. Sturak, played by Oscar nominee June Squibb.

Chaos ensues when Mrs. Sturak unexpectedly passes away, leaving the kids to navigate the challenges of adulthood in her absence.

The cast of the reboot features a blend of seasoned veterans and rising stars. Bel-Air’s Simone Joy Jones takes on the role of Tanya, the eldest daughter, while Nicole Richie portrays the confident and ambitious Rose Lindsey.

Joining them are Jermaine Fowler, Olympian Gus Kenworthy, and a talented ensemble of newcomers.

The Movie Promises to Deliver a Mix of Humor

Directed by Wade Allain-Marcus and written by Ted Lasso writer Chuch Hayward, the film promises to deliver a mix of humor, heart, and relatable coming-of-age moments.

Produced through BET+ for streaming release and with a theatrical release handled by Iconic Events Releasing, “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” is poised to captivate audiences with its modern twist on a beloved classic.

As the reboot explores themes of family, responsibility, and the transition to adulthood, it offers a fresh perspective on the timeless tale, making it a must-watch for fans old and new alike.

Set to hit theaters on April 12th, the film is sure to make a splash with its updated take on a beloved ’90s favorite.



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