and Cloris Leachman
head a new list of celebrated actresses joining the ensemble cast of Picturehouse and Inferno Entertainment's "The Women
" now shooting in Boston. Carrie Fisher
, Lynn Whitfield, Joanna Gleason
, Ana Gasteyer
and Debi Mazar
will also now appear in the comedy directed by Diane English from her adaptation of Clare Boothe Luce's iconic play, which was first filmed in 1939 by George Cukor.
Already working on the film are Meg Ryan
, Annette Bening
, Eva Mendes
, Debra Messing
, Jada Pinkett-Smith
and Candice Bergen
. The comedy is produced by Victoria Pearman and Mick Jagger
of Jagged Films and Bill Johnson of Inferno as well as English.
The cast of characters include the following: Bette Midler plays a five time divorcee; Cloris Leachman plays a housekeeper; Carrie Fisher plays a noted magazine writer; Lynn Whitfield plays the head fashion buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue; Joanna Gleason plays a high society diva; Ana Gasteyer plays a co-worker at Saks Fifth Avenue with Eva Mendes' character, 'Crystal Allen'; Debi Mazar plays a manicurist at Saks.
Filming will continue in the Boston area through mid-October. "The Women", a Jagged Films production, is directed by Diane English from her screen adaptation of Clare Boothe Luce's play of the same name. The film is currently in production in Boston through mid-October.