Last December I wrote about seeing the 1939 classic THE WOMEN for the first time.
I just learned that a remake is going to hit theaters next October 10th. Everyone's sweetheart, Meg Ryan, stars in the lead role as the wronged wife, Mary. Norma Shearer played the part in the original.
Mary's rival, Crystal, is played by Eva Mendes (originally Joan Crawford), while Annette Bening takes on Rosalind Russell's role as Sylvia.
The cast also includes Debra Messing (Phyllis Povah's role), Jada Pinkett Smith (Paulette Goddard's part), and Carrie Fisher (Florence Nash's role). No one seems to be playing Joan Fontaine's character, Peggy, unless it's been renamed.
Candice Bergen, Bette Midler, Cloris Leachman, Debi Mazar and Joanna Gleason are also in the cast. For fans of THE WEST WING, NiCole Robinson (Leo's secretary, Margaret) is also in the film.
I'm quite curious to see whether this cast can pull it off, seven decades after the original.