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Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

April 12, 2024
1hr 39min
Status: released

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Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release dateApril 12, 2024
Running time1hr 39min
Age ratingR
CastSimone Joy Jones
Ms. Pat
Jermaine Fowler
June Squibb
Nicole Richie
Directed by Wade Allain-Marcus
Screenplay byChuck Hayward
Produced byJuliet Berman
Oren Segal
Justin Nappi
Juliana Maio
Cinematography by Matt Clegg
Edited by Aric Lewis
Music byJonathan Scott Friedman
Production CompanyBET+
Spiral Stairs Entertainment
Treehouse Pictures
SMiZE Productions
Distributor Iconic Events Releasing

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Simone Joy Jones as Tanya Crandell
  • Nicole Richie as Rose Lindsey
  • June Squibb as Mrs. Sturak
  • Ms. Pat
  • Jermaine Fowler
  • Gus Kenworthy
  • Donielle Tremaine Hansley
  • Miles Fowler
  • Iantha Richardson
  • Tyriq Withers


Tanya finds her summer plans canceled when her mom jets off for a last-minute retreat and the elderly babysitting who arrives at her door unexpectedly passes away.

About Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead Movie:

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead is an American coming-of-age black comedy film and remake of the 1991 film. It was directed by Wade Allain-Marcus, written by Chuck Hayward and stars Simone Joy Jones Ms. Pat, Jermaine Fowler, June Squibb, and Nicole Richie.

The film was announced in May 2020 to be in development by Treehouse Pictures. It was reported to be written by Chuck Hayward with Bille Woodruff attached to direct and was described as a “present-day retelling centered on a black family”. In April 2022, Tyra Banks signed on to play Rose.

In late February 2024, it was reported that the film was ultimately developed by BET+. Additionally, Wade Allain-Marcus replaced Woodruff as director. Banks was no longer playing Rose, but served as executive producer through her SMiZE Productions.

Principal photography took place in Santa Clarita, California in June 2023.

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead was released theatrically in the United States by Iconic Events Releasing on April 12, 2024. It was stream on BET+ beginning on May 16, 2024.