Great News! The fabulous team of Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton – the female actor equivalent of the Avengers – is getting back together for a new “multigeneration comedy” called “Family Jewels”. Their classic first appearance in “First Wives Club” is so completely rewatchable that it’s curious why there was never a sequel nor another teaming. I guess the thinking has been that female-led movies don’t make money and if they do, it’s a fluke. That continues to be disproven yet Hollywood is slow on the uptake.
The story is a bit of a reverse “Mamma Mia”. They play three women 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.
Filming will start later this year, so this will probably be a Christmas 2021 release. In the meanwhile, here’s a dance down memory lane: