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Look at All The Women!

In the second piece of recent movie news that features the year 1939, screenwriter Diane English is finally close to securing a large cast of ladies for a remake of the 1939 classic The Women after working for many years to get the project going. Variety has the scoop:

Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing and Candice Bergen have either signed or are near committing to star in a contemporized version of the George Cukor-directed film, which Picturehouse will distribute domestically next year.

The bitchy tone of the Clare Boothe Luce play lent itself perfectly to a 1939 original film that starred Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell and others.

[Diane English's] script maintains the arch spirit of the original, and the all-female cast, but the gals aren't as relentlessly catty this time around. Story follows a group of female friends when the one they envied most discovers her husband's cheating on her.

I am so looking forward to seeing all these fabulous women in one film, though the article also mentions that the movie's budget is $20 million, so I'm curious how that will be spread out among such a great-looking cast. Another peculiar tidbit: Mick Jagger is producing. Some bizarre details going on here, but I have faith this quirky project will turn out to be awesome.

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Delighted Delighted 9 years
Wow. All in one movie, can't wait.
Huckleberry Huckleberry 9 years
cannot wait to see meg in something new
msshellokitty msshellokitty 9 years
I loved the original.I hope they don't ruin it.
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
Wow $20 million budget. I hope there will be no cat fights on who should get the most money because they should just forget about doing the movie about women because they would give females around the world a bad name if they start fighting.
Janeiro Janeiro 9 years
They better not fuck this up. I love this play. I'm not sure if I trust Eva Mendes, whom I like, or Meg Ryan, whom I can't see beyond romantic comedies--from the late '80's/early '90's. I'd love to see: Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Charlize Theron, and Julianne Moore.
swwonder swwonder 9 years
Gah Meg Ryan. :oy: Sounds interesting though.
cfeccentric cfeccentric 9 years
Sounds like a good movie opportunity =) Can't wait to see Debra Messing. And Meg Ryan!
suemey suemey 9 years
hcool but all i can say is: what in the world happend to meg ryan, she look awful :( poor thing with millions of money..
figurine figurine 9 years
Sounds interesting enough. I haven't heard of the original movie before, but it seems quite funny.
mels mels 9 years
Very interesting! And yay for a bimbo-free cast. These are cool, classy ladies.
FashionFaerie FashionFaerie 9 years
Wow - very cool!
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