Book Club 2: Focus Features sets 2023 release date for comedy sequel

Focus Features has officially set the release date for the upcoming romantic comedy sequel Book club 2 – The next one Chapterwith the return of veteran actors Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen as they reprise their roles from the 2018 film.

The sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12, 2023. Its theatrical release date will see the film not come in direct competition. However, it will debut in the same month as three other high-profile films included Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Quick Xand The little Mermaid.

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Book club 2 – The next chapter is once again directed by Bill Holderman from a script he co-wrote with Erin Simms. Joining the legendary quartet are returning cast members Andy Garcia, Don Johnson and Craig T. Nelson. Additional cast members include newcomers Giancarlo Giannini, Hugh Quarshie and Vincent Riotta.

“It follows our four best friends Diane, Vivian, Sharon and Carol as they take their book club to Italy for the fun girls’ trip they’ve never had,” reads the synopsis. “When things go off the rails and secrets are revealed, their relaxing vacation turns into a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.”

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Book club 2 – The next chapter is produced by Holderman and Simms, with Brad Weston, Trish Hofmann, Enzo Sisti and Andrew Duncan set as executive producers. Endeavor Content will finance and produce, while Focus Features, which will distribute the film in the US, and Universal Pictures International will distribute internationally. Julia Iglesias will oversee the project for Focus Features.

The original film was considered a box office success with a worldwide gross of $104 million against a reported budget of $14 million. That 2018 movie centered around four friends as they discuss the erotic romance of EL James Fifty Shades of Grey for their monthly book club.

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