Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead : Exclusive Interview with Simone Joy Jones, Nicole Richie, Wade Allain-Marcus

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Whether you’re a Gen Xer or a Xellinial like me, 1991 dropped what may very well be the biggest surprise sleeper of the decade; Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. Though the title was so on the nose, the film it housed was clever, fun, and deep where it needed to be. It holds a special place in a lot of our heart.

Now, over 30 years later, a new imagining of this modern cult classic has come to life. Directed by Wade Allain-Marcus and starring Simone Joy Jones, the new version of Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead is in many ways a carbon copy og the original, while somehow still being completely different.

We spoke with Wade, Simone, and co-star Nicole Richie about bringing their version to life and just what the original meant to all of them.

Don't Tell Mom

Exclusive Interview with Director Wade Allain-Marcus

Don’t Tell Mom Babysitter’s Dead : Seventeen-year-old Tanya Crandell (Simone Joy Jones) can’t wait to spend the summer living it up with her friends in Spain before heading to Howard University in the fall. But when her mom (Ms. Pat) decides to head to a much-needed wellness retreat in Thailand, Tanya is forced to stay home with her three siblings instead. Following the unexpected death of their elderly babysitter (June Squibb), Tanya gets a job working for the confident and ambitious Rose (Nicole Richie). Juggling work, family, and a complicated romance, Tanya faces the responsibility of adulthood at the cost of her summer of freedom.

Rating: R

Genre: Comedy

Original Language: English

Director: Wade Allain-Marcus

Producer: Juliet Berman, Oren Segal, Justin Nappi, Juliana Maio

Writer: Chuck Hayward

Release Date (Theaters):   Wide


Distributor: Iconic Events

Production Co: Spiral Stairs Entertainment

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Here’s the trailer of the film. 

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