To anyone who has crooned “You Don’t Own Me” after a nasty breakup…or just a few margaritas…take heed! The stars of The First Wives Club are reuniting.
Actresses Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton, all of whom headlined the original 1996 cult comedy, will co-star later this year in the holiday comedy Family Jewels. The film–a sort of spiritual sequel to First Wives–will see the three legends play three women, all of whom once married the same man. When he drops dead, the three, along with their kids and grandchildren, all are forced to spend the holidays together in New York City. As with The First Wives Club, the film will examine the lives of spurned women and the relationships between them.
The original First Wives Club, though a modest box office & critical success, found a second life on home video, enough so to spawn a stage musical adaptation, a telefilm, and TV series remake and several aborted attempts at a sequel. All three actresses have expressed their wish to work together again. In this case, it looks like wishes can come true.
Family Jewels will film later this year. A theatrical release date will be forthcoming.