Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The War of the Roses Gets A Sequel

Deadline reports that the sequel "The War of the Roses: The Children" is on the way.

The story is based on author Warren Adler's novel and its predecessor , "The War of the Roses" which was the basis for Danny DeVito's 1989 critically acclaimed black comedy starring Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas.

In that film, the pair played Barbara and Oliver Rose - a couple who fell in and then out of love, leading to a nasty divorce battle which ultimately turns deadly.

In this sequel, the pair's children Josh and Evie are now grown but still scarred by their parents' vindictive battle. Josh has tried to be a model husband and father, while Evie has sought solace in overeating and casual sex. Soon Josh and his wife Victoria divorce over Josh's infidelity, and fall into the same pattern as Josh's parents. Adultery, blackmail, rape, and arson all factor into this scenario.

A search for a writer to adapt the book into script is currently underway

Jonathan Adler and Stephen R. Greenwald will produce the film. Chris Mangano will be exec producer.

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