‘The Fabulous Four,’ a Feel-Good Comedy Starring Susan Sarandon and Bette Midler, Sells to Bleecker Street
October 31, 2022
Sissy Spacek has also newly joined the cast as the final member of the titular fearsome foursome.
The film, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse (“The Dressmaker”) from a script she co-wrote with Jenna Milly and Ann Marie Allison, is going into production in early 2023 in Australia. Bleecker Street is planning a nationwide theatrical release, though the exact timing has yet to be determined.
“The Fabulous Four” will follow three lifelong friends (Sarandon, Mullally, Spacek) who travel to Key West, Florida, to be bridesmaids in a surprise wedding of their college girlfriend Marilyn (Midler). Once there, sisterhoods are rekindled, the past rises again in all its glory, and there are enough sparks, drinks, and romance to change all their lives in ways they never expected.
Richard Barton Lewis of Southpaw Entertainment will produce “The Fabulous Four” with Goalpost Pictures executive Rosemary Blight. Executive producers include Goalpost’s Ben Grant and Kylie du Fresne, Southpaw’s Gabrielle Jerou-Tabak, and Bleecker Street’s Andrew Karpen and Kent Sanderson.
The deal was negotiated by Kent Sanderson, Miranda King, Avy Eschenasy of Bleecker Street, and CAA Media Finance, and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers. Sierra/Affinity represents international sales rights.
Spacek, best known for her Oscar-nominated performance in “Carrie,” is next starring in Darren Le Gallo’s feature film Sam & Kate alongside Jake Hoffman, Schuyler Fisk, and Dustin Hoffman. She’s also received Academy Award nominations for “Missing,” “The River,” “Crimes of the Heart,” and “In The Bedroom,” and she won the best actress trophy for playing Loretta Lynn in “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” More recently, she starred in TV shows like “Bloodline” for Netflix, “And Castle Rock” for Hulu as well as “Homecoming” and “Night Sky” for Amazon Prime.
Spacek is represented by UTA, MGMT Entertainment, and Rowan & Maron. Sarandon is represented by UTA. Midler is represented by CAA, Morra, Brezner, Steinberg and Tenenbaum Entertainment, and Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks. Mullally is represented by UTA and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. Moorhouse is represented by CAA and HLA Management.
Bleecker Street’s upcoming 2023 slate includes “Golda,” starring Helen Mirren; Catherine Hardwicke’s action comedy “Mafia Mamma” with Toni Collette; “What Happens Later,” directed by and starring Meg Ryan; and Alice Troughton’s” The Tutor” featuring Richard E. Grant, Julie Delpy, and Daryl McCormack.