24 years after Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton teamed up for the ‘First Wives Club’ the ladies are to reunite on the new comedy ‘Family Jewels’.
The story will focus on three women – played by Midler, Hawn and Keaton – forced to spend the Christmas holidays together, along with their kids and grandkids, after the man they were all once married to drops dead in a New York City department store.
Scribe Peter Hoare has written the story which will be produced by Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer along with Alan Nevins. Tracey Nyberg will executive produce.
“The chemistry of Diane, Bette and Goldie is unmatched and irresistible, and I’m thrilled to help reunite them onscreen for generations of fans,” Fischer said in a statement.
The three first starred together in 1996s’ ‘First Wives Club’ which was based on the best-selling 1992 novel of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith. Directed by Hugh Wilson. the comedy follows three divorcées who seek revenge on their ex-husbands for having left them for younger women, one of which was ‘Sex in the City’ lead Sarah Jessica Parker. Other supporting roles included Maggie Smith and Stockard Channing.
Midler was last seen in Netflix series ‘The Politician, She also voiced the character of the recent ‘Addams Family’ animation.
Hawn was last seen alongside her other half, Kurt Russell, in Netflix feature ‘The Christmas Chronicles as Mrs Claus. She will be returning for the film’s sequel.
Keaton starred in 2018s’ ‘Hampstead alongside Brendan Gleeson. She also voices the character of Michellee in the TV series ‘Green Eggs and Ham’.