Friday, June 21, 2024

Bette Midler, Susan Sarandon, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Megan Mullally Start Shooting Latest “Golden Girls” Type Movie


If you’re a famous actress of a certain age, and you can find a script and three other comparable ladies, a movie is in your future.

The latest is called “Fabulous Four,” and it stars Bette Midler, who’s getting married later in life, with her pals Susan Sarandon, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Megan Mullally.

When the film, directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, was first announced in 2023, Sissy Spacek was attached. Apparently she dropped out was replaced by the dynamo Emmy winner Ralph, who just got an award named for her at Project Angel Food in Los Angeles.

All of this started with “The First Wives Club” years ago. Lately Jane Fonda headed two movies in the “Golden Girls” category, both hits — “Book Club 2” and “80 for Brady.” More and more of these are being filmed as the audience exists and they love seeing big stars still in their prime. These movies are also great for guys in this age group, too!

Bleecker Street Films will produce and release.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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