Family Jewels reuniting First Wives Club’s Hawn, Midler & Keaton
It’s time to break out your copies of The First Wives Club for a rewatch to prepare for the reunion of stars Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton in the upcoming Christmas comedy Family Jewels for New Republic Pictures, according to Deadline.
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Family Jewels will see Hawn, Midler and Keaton star as a trio who are forced to spend Christmastime together alongside their kids and grandkids after the many they were all married to at various times drops dead in a New York City department store.
The film is based on a pitch from Peter Hoare, who will also write the screenplay and whose latest film Standing Up, Falling Down starring Ben Schwartz (Sonic the Hedgehog) and Billy Crystal (Monsters Inc.) has been receiving rave reviews from critics since its Tribeca Film Festival debut last April.
The project will be produced by New Republic’s principal executives Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer alongside Alan Nevins, while Tracey Nyberg is set to executive produce.
“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,” Fischer said.
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“This movie fits perfectly in our plan to finance and produce four to six major studio theatricals a year and puts movie stars back where they ought to be – on the big screen,” Oliver said.
Family Jewels is eying a production start date sometime this year. The First Wives Club has just arrived on Netflix!