Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn to reunite for comedy ‘Family Jewels’

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From left, Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton appear in the 1996 movie “First Wives Club.” [Paramount Pictures photo]

Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn will reunite on the big screen for the first time since 1996’s “First Wives Club” in the yuletide comedy “Family Jewels.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the iconic performers will star in the New Republic Pictures project as three women forced to spend Christmas together, along with their kids and grandkids, after the man they were all once married to dies in a New York City department store.

Screenwriter Peter Hoare wrote the multigenerational holiday feature, which has a potential production start date for later this year.

Hoare also penned the script for the Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish comedy “Down Under Cover,” which sold out of last year’s Cannes Film Market, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

New Republic principals Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer will produce, along with Alan Nevins, while Tracey Nyberg will executive produce.

“The chemistry of Diane, Bette and Goldie is unmatched and irresistible, and I’m thrilled to help reunite them onscreen for generations of fans,” Fischer said in a statement, per The Hollywood Reporter.

“This movie fits perfectly in our plan to finance and produce four to six major studio theatricals a year and puts movie stars back where they ought to be: on the big screen,” Oliver added.

“Brad and I always wanted Peter for this project, but he was constantly busy. To our great joy, after the Cannes sale, we were able to get the three of us united. I, and the public, have waited many years for these three ladies to star in another film together,” Nevins added.

-BAM

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