Simone Joy Jones Leads Cast of ‘Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead Remake [TEASER]

In a nostalgic turn, the '90s cult classic "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" is getting a 21st-century makeover, set to hit theaters on April 12.

In a nostalgic turn, the ’90s cult classic “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” is getting a 21st-century makeover, set to hit theaters on April 12. Directed by Wade Allain-Marcus and featuring a star-studded cast, including Ms. Pat, Simone Joy Jones, Nicole Richie, and Jermaine Fowler.

Tyriq Withers, Donielle Tremaine Hensley, Miles Fowler, Iantha Richardson, Gus Kenworthy, and June Squibb as the Elderly Babysitter round out the cast.


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The teaser for the remake was revealed on Wednesday, offering a glimpse into the reimagined world of rebellious youth and unexpected events. Simone Joy Jones steps into the shoes of Tanya Crandell, originally played by Christina Applegate, as the 17-year-old faces the challenges of adulthood during an unforeseen summer at home.

The plot unfolds as Tanya’s plans for a carefree summer in Spain take a detour when her mother, portrayed by Ms. Pat, heads to a wellness retreat in Thailand. Forced to stay home with her three siblings after the demise of their elderly babysitter, played by Oscar-nominee June Squibb, Tanya navigates a job with the ambitious Rose, portrayed by Nicole Richie.

As the teaser hints at familiar house setting and office gig, it sets the stage for a modernized version of this 90s classic. The film, produced in partnership with BET+’s Original Films and executive produced by Tyra Banks through her company SMiZE Productions, aims to captivate audiences with a modern spin on the beloved classic.

Watch the trailer below.

The choice to remake a ’90s gem has sparked anticipation and skepticism alike, but the teaser provides a glimpse of the humorous and relatable moments that made the original a hit. With lines like “I’m right on top of that, Rose” becoming iconic memes, the remake pays homage to the past while embracing the present.

With an April 12 release date, “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead” is poised to capture the attention of both fans of the original and a new generation of moviegoers. Whether it lives up to the nostalgia or creates a fresh legacy, only time will tell, but the teaser has certainly piqued the interest of those eager to revisit this ’90s classic in a whole new light.

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