Jill Scott is set to star in Paramount Network’s reboot of “The First Wives Club” written by Tracy Oliver.
According to Deadline, Jilly from Philly will play the role of Hazel.
The First Wives Club series, like the film which starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn, will be based in New York City. It follows three women, Ari, Bree (Buteau) and Hazel (Scott) who band together after their marriages fall apart, and who find strength in their sisterhood- and of course a little revenge.
Scott’s Hazel is a gorgeous music superstar who has faded from the limelight and lost the confidence she once had. She has a raw talent and a killer voice that’s been silenced by her husband/manager Sean for years. When she realizes that he’s been unfaithful in both business and marriage, she is ready to wreak havoc and assert her artistic identity.
Comedian Michelle Buteau will also star in the reboot from Paramount.
Tracy gushed about having Jill Scott and Michelle in two of the five starring roles.
I’m beyond thrilled to work with the inimitable Jill Scott and the always hilarious Michelle Buteau.
Both artists bring unique talents to this project and as a collective, between Jill’s beautiful music and dynamic on-screen work and Michelle’s incredible comedic timing, their joining First Wives Club makes for the start of a very special cast. I am very excited to see their characters come to life.
Jill took to social media to announce her new gig:
This is going to be good. I can’t wait to see who rounds out the cast.