After 20 years, The First Wives Club team are reuniting – but not as those characters.
Yes, Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton are coming together once more to star in a Netflix production titled Divanation for release in 2016.
The show is to be about a once-popular singing group forced to reconnect after a volatile split and 30-year estrangement, Deadline reported.
While a release date for the film is yet to be set, Goldie Hawn did speak with the Harvard Business Review early this year to discuss why a sequel to the incredibly popular The First Wives Club, released in 1995, never happened.
As it turns out, it came down to equality – at least for Hawn.
“We were all women of a certain age, and everyone took a cut in salary to do it so the studio could make what it needed,” she said.
“We all took a smaller back end than usual and a much smaller front end, and we ended up doing incredibly well. The movie was hugely successful. It made a lot of money. We were on the cover of Time magazine, but two years later, when the studio came back with a sequel, they wanted to offer us exactly the same deal. We went back to ground zero. Had three men come in there, they would have upped their salaries without even thinking about it. But the fear of women’s movies is embedded in the culture.”
Hawn also revealed that she’s selective with the roles she accepts, stating that while she wants to be entertaining, she always wants to give the audience “something substantive to talk about”.
If she’s found what she needs in Divanation, we certainly to look forward to seeing her face on our screens again!
On another note, Netflix has also pledged to adapt Kent Haruf’s novel Our Souls At Night, to star Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, with Redford producing the script. More information on that title is yet to come about.