‘First Wives Club’ Alums Goldie Hawn Bette Midler and Diane Keaton Reteam For ‘Family Jewels’ Comedy At New Republic
New Republic Pictures has won an auction for Peter Hoare’s pitch Family Jewels, a multigenerational family comedy that returns Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton back on the big screen together for the first time since the 1996 blockbuster The First Wives Club.In Family Jewels, Hawn, Midler and Keaton’s characters are 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. New Republic is eyeing a production start this year. Hoare will also write the screenplay. Last May, one of the biggest deals to come out of the Cannes Film Festival was the sale of Hoare’s original spec Down Under Cover to Paramount with Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish attached to star. His new dramaedy starring Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz, Standing Up, Falling Down, opens tomorrow.
“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,” says Fischer.