The Women Gets More Women

Seven to be precise

The Women Gets More Women

by Olly Richards |
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You certainly can't accuse The Women of not doing exactly what it says on the tin. Diane English's remake of George Cukor's starry 1939 comedy about a group of friends who discover that their most popular member is being cheated on by her husband, and starred the likes of Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Norma Shearer and Joan Fontaine, has added another xx-chromosomed septet to its ranks.

Joining the current cast of Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing and Candice Bergen are Bette Midler, Cloris Leachman, Carrie Fisher, Lynn Whitfield, Joanna Gleason, Ana Gasteyer and Debi Mazar.

This remake is casting a little older than the original, going for largely 40+ actresses, rather than Cukor's cast of women in their early to mid-30s. That's not a complaint, we should add, just an observation, which suggests the movie is aiming for the elusive female movie-goer over the age of 35.

The Women is currently shooting in Boston.

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