The wonderful Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn & Diane Keaton are getting back together on screen for the first time in 20 years, but some of you will be sad to learn it’s not for a sequel to 1996’s The First Wives Club. It also won’t be heading to cinemas, as Netflix has bought up Divanation, with the three ladies all set to star.
Deadline reports that the ladies will star, ‘as members of a once-popular singing group forced to reconnect after their volatile split and 30 year estrangement’. Unfortunately there’s no more info than that, but I think it’s safe to say that with this trio on-screen together, sparks will fly.
Netflix’s move is seen as further demonstration of it’s commitment to trying to broaden the demographic of its subscribers, as after the success of the likes of Grace & Frankie – which focussed on women in mid-to-later life – it’s commited to Our Souls At Night with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda starring, and now Midler, Hawn & Keaton in Divanation. While Netflix has proved extremely popular with younger people, it’s only now making inroads into older generations, which it needs if it’s going to continue its impressive growth.
And if you want to see what Midler, Hawn & Keaton might be like as a girl group, take a look below: