The First Wives Club Is Getting Back Together
Get ready to see the First Wives Club all over again — sort of. According to Entertainment Weekly, Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton will be starring in the new film Family Jewels, marking the first time they've worked together 1996's The First Wives Club.
EW's description makes Family Jewels sound like the perfect project for them, blending comedy and off-kilter sisterhood: "three women who are forced to spend their Christmas holiday together with their respective kids and grandkids after the man they were all once married to drops dead in a New York City department store."
“The chemistry of Diane, Bette and Goldie is unmatched and irresistible, and I’m thrilled to help reunite them on screen for generations of fans,” one of the film’s producers, Bradley Fischer of New Republic Pictures, said in a statement.
Since The First Wives Club — which has become a cult hit and spawned a BET television show loosely based on the original — the trio has been keeping busy. Hawn appeared in Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles with her husband, Kurt Russell. Midler had a role in Netflix’s The Politician. Keaton had a voice role in Finding Dory and appeared in HBO’s The Young Pope.
Peter Hoare wrote Family Jewels. Moviegoers will recognize his name from the Chris Hemsworth-Tiffany Haddish flick Down Under. No additional casting has been announced just yet, but with the three headliners taking top billing, everyone else is destined to disappear into the background.