Book Club is an upcoming American romantic comedy film directed by Bill Holderman, in his directorial debut, from a screenplay by Holderman and Erin Simms. It stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen as four friends in their 60s who read Fifty Shades of Grey as part of their monthly book club, and it begins to change how they view their personal relationships. The film is scheduled to be released on May 18, 2018, by Paramount Pictures.
Four older women spend their lives attending a book club where they bond over the typical suggested literature. One day, they end up reading Fifty Shades of Grey and are turned on by the content. Viewing it as a wake up call, they decide to expand their lives and chase pleasures that have eluded them.
Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “50 Shades of Grey,” catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.
Initial release: May 18, 2018 (USA)
Director: Bill Holderman
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Production company: June Pictures
Screenplay: Bill Holderman, Erin Simms
Producers: Bill Holderman, Erin Simms, Andrew Duncan