Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

A television reboot of classic 1996 movie The First Wives Club is coming to Paramount Network and features a star-studded African American cast.

Grammy winning singer and actress Jill Scott, This Is Us star Ryan Michelle Bathe and Michelle Buteau will star in the roles that were made famous by iconic actresses Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton.

According to S&A, this new version will follow “Ari (Bathe), 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.”

The husbands will be played by Malik Yoba, RonReaco Lee and Mark Tallman.

Yoba posted the above photo in Instagram with the caption:

“Just finished the table read for our new series we about to start shooting next week #FirstWivesClub and this shit is about to be 🔥🔥🔥🤣😂😅These genius and superbly talented woman we stand behind @missjillscott@ryanmichelleb @michellebuteau are pure COMEDIC GOLD🌟🌟🌟 the chemistry is BANANAS!!! We ain’t too shabby as they mens tho lol!!! @tallmanmark @doublerlee#cantwaittogettowork #llovemyjob#setlife #actors @paramountnetwork.”

RC will keep you posted as this project continues to develop.

Photo Credit: Malik Yoba/Instagram