All About ‘The First Wives Club’ Reunion Film, ‘Family Jewels’

by Jeremy Spirogis
The First Wives Club stars Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton

The First Wives Club premiered 24 years in the past. And, putting Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, and Goldie Hawn on one display was such a memorable affair that New Republic Pictures has determined to unite them as soon as extra — for a brand new comedy.

The First Wives Club stars Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton
Goldie Hawn (L), Diane Keaton (C) and Bette Midler (R) of ‘The First Wives Club’ | TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP by way of Getty Images

Remembering ‘The First Wives Club’

In The First Wives Club, the above trio performed ladies wronged by their husbands. When one among their school girlfriends (Stockard Channing) jumps from her penthouse balcony, the three ladies are reunited at her funeral. They quickly notice that they’re all struggling to deal with lifeless marriages and thoughtless spouses. 

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The proven fact that their friend jumped from her penthouse following a divorce and her husband’s marriage to a youthful girl was the catalyst. The outdated mates quickly grow to be companions in crime, they usually make a pact to get again at their husbands as soon as and for all. Hilarity, unpredictability, vindictiveness, spite, and friendship all come collectively on this romantic dramedy.

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Bette Midler was in a job constructed for her: sincerity bubbles beneath a fast tongue, a bit of little bit of sass, and a humorous shtick. Diane Keaton is timid however able to shoot, and Goldie Hawn (an actress growing old in showbiz) is aware of the way to play within the large leagues…however by no means misses a cocktail. Here’s to hoping Family Jewels capitalizes on the dynamics and the characterizations that labored beforehand, whereas additionally striving for originality. Balancing homage to The First Wives Club followers, whereas additionally guaranteeing an creative new narrative can be pivotal. 

The data obtainable surrounding ‘Family Jewels’ 

As Variety notes, New Republic Principals Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer will produce the upcoming film. The film will give attention to three ladies who’re pressured to spend Christmas collectively after the person they had been all as soon as married to dies in a division retailer. 

While the film will middle on the three characters portrayed by Hawn, Midler, and Keaton, their youngsters and grandchildren may also have pivotal roles within the upcoming comedy. In speaking in regards to the film, Fischer defined: 

The chemistry of Diane, Bette and Goldie is unmatched and irresistible, and I’m thrilled to assist reunite them on display for generations of followers 


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Oliver can also be hyped in regards to the upcoming film, and he defined why the movie works with the corporate’s objectives for the following few years. He acknowledged: 

This film matches completely in our plan to finance and produce 4 to 6 main studio theatricals a yr and places film stars again the place they must be – on the massive display


Fans of The First Wives Club are destined to race to the theater when this film finally premieres, as Hawn, Midler, and Keaton all know the way to attract a crowd individually. Imagine what they are going to be able to collectively (with reminiscences of The First Wives Club behind them as well). 

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