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Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton Re-Team for ‘Family Jewels’ Comedy


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Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton Re-Team for ‘Family Jewels’ Comedy
By DAVE MCNARY
Feb 20, 2020


Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton
Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton

Mister D: Now this movie sounds like it will really happen. So many people and companies are already involved. One article said that it should be out by Christmas. And to think it only took 24 years. Hold tight!

Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton are starring in the family comedy “Family Jewels” for New Republic Pictures.

It’s a reunion for the trio, 24 years after they starred in the Paramount comedy “The First Wives Club.” New Republic is planning a 2020 production start for “Family Jewels.”

New Republic principals Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer will produce, along with Alan Nevins. Tracey Nyberg will executive produce. Fischer and Nevins packaged the project with the three leads and, together with Nyberg, brought in screenwriter Peter Hoare.

“Family Jewels” will center on the characters played by Hawn, Midler and Keaton, who are forced to spend the Christmas holidays together, along with their kids and grandkids, after the man they were all once married to drops dead in a New York City department store.

“The chemistry of Diane, Bette and Goldie is unmatched and irresistible, and I’m thrilled to help reunite them on screen for generations of fans,” said Fischer.

“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,” said Oliver.

Hoare sold his original spec “Down Under Cover” last year to Paramount with Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish attached to star. He’s the writer on Billy Crystal’s “Standing Up, Falling Down,” which is being released Friday on demand and in theaters by Shout! Studios.

Hoare is repped by Kailey Marsh at Brillstein, and Hayes Robbins at Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher. The deal was negotiated for New Republic by Michael Moskowitz with Manatt, Phelps, and Phillips.

Keaton is repped by WME and Pearlman & Tishbi. Midler is repped CAA and Morra Brezner. Hawn is repped by ICM, Untitled and Jackoway Tyerman.


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4 thoughts on “Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton Re-Team for ‘Family Jewels’ Comedy

  1. Another movie-project with terrrific people not just in front but also behind the camera!
    If “1917”, “Rocketman” and “Black Swan” are any indication, the this one can indeed be a “Jewel” 😉
    Plus, Peter Hoare is getting rave reviews for his writing on Billy Crystal’s new movie “Standing Up, Falling Down”. Now let’s get a great director for this baby!
    Who knew that Bette would be doing a string of great pictures again! What happened? A new agent? Or just tired of focusing on Trump? Whatever it is, I am beyond thrilled that
    “the showgirl must go on”!

    1. I think she has a reatively new agent, but she had gotten tired and disillusioned with movies for awhile, so maybe she has had enough time away to change her mind.

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