Bette Midler and Candice Bergen are joining forces to develop a new version of Billy Wilderâ€™s classic comedy â€œThe Fortune Cookieâ€ forÂ MGM. The updated â€œFortune Cookieâ€ would have Midler and Bergen reprising the roles made famous by Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in one of their several teamings under Wilderâ€™s guidance that made them one of the best-loved comedic pairings of the 1960s. Matthau wonÂ an Oscar for his role in the 1966 film. The original film centered on a television cameraman (Lemmon) who is injured during a football game. A crooked lawyer (Matthau) convinces him to exaggerate the injuries for insurance purposes.
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