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Bette Midler And Candice Bergen To Make “The Fortune Cookie”

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago
June 22, 1996

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Bette Midler and Candice Bergen are joining forces to develop a new version of Billy Wilder’s classic comedy “The Fortune Cookie” for MGM. The updated “Fortune Cookie” would have Midler and Bergen reprising the roles made famous by Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in one of their several teamings under Wilder’s guidance that made them one of the best-loved comedic pairings of the 1960s. Matthau won 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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