'The First Wives Club' set for TV reboot

Wednesday, 04 October 2017, 02:33:03 AM. Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton comedy 'The First Wives Club' is on its way towards a small-screen remake courtesy of the screenwriter behind 'Girls Trip.'
Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton comedy "The First Wives Club" is on its way towards a small-screen remake courtesy of the screenwriter behind "Girls Trip." Tracy Oliver's rise to fame began with her work on "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," Issa Rae's webseries sitcom that evolved into hit HBO comedy "Insecure." She's since been involved with alien-themed family comedy "The Neighbors," success story drama "Survivor's Remorse," Ice Cube's "Barbershop: The Next Cut," and July 2017 friendship comedy "Girls Trip." The last was especially successful in terms of box office performance, demographic history, and critical reception. Accruing US$115m in U.S. theatrical revenue ($135m worldwide, with international distribution still ongoing), it made Oliver the first female African-American screenwriter to see their movie push north of $100m domestically. And with an 89 per cent Rotten Tomatoes approval score and 7.1/10 Metacritic average, "Girls Trip" was an R-rated comedy that got the thumbs-up from theatergoers and professional reviewers: see also "Deadpool," "Spy," "21 Jump Street," "Bridesmaids" and "Horrible Bosses." That's why it's worth keeping an eye on what Oliver's up to, and she's now landed the writer's job on a new series based on "The First Wives Club," a 1996 movie about three college friends who reunite as middle-aged women. Together they find more satisfactory ways to deal with their absent husbands and, together, Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane...Read more
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