From today in Italian cinemas Book Club – The Next Chapter brings back to the cinema the four friends played by Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen in Book Club – Anything can happen. This time the “girls” go to Italy, one of Jane Fonda’s favorite countries.
It’s been five years since Book Club – Anything can happenfrenzied comedy by Bill Holderman in which four women who had been friends for thirty years decided to make a change in their love life after reading the spicy “Fifty Shades of Gray”. The girls in the film, who were called Vivian, Sharon, Diane e Carol, four icons of female beauty no longer in their prime but always charming and willing to make fun of each other were interpreted. Let’s talk about Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton e Mary Steenburgen, who combined all colors, between youth loves, online dating and clumsy attempts to rekindle passion after decades of marriage. Today the sequel arrives in theaters, which is titled Book Club – The Next Chapter and that it is set in Italy. And Jane Fonda spoke about the wonders of our country during the promotional tour of the film.
Book Club – The Next Chapter: a little refresher
In addition to the four protagonists, they return, in Book Club – The Next Chapter Don Johnson, Andy Garcia e Craig T. Nelson. To these we must add an illustrious presence that makes us very proud: Giancarlo Giannini. They finally act in the film Hugh Quarshie, Vincent Riotta, Judge Giampiero, Grace Truly e John Esposito.
The plot of the sequel to Book Club – Anything can happen revolves around the crazy bachelorette party of Vivianwho accepted the marriage proposal of Arthur. The best friends decide to travel to Italy, visiting cities such as Rome and Venice. Always ready to be ironic, they get into a series of troubles. The loves of the past are ready to come out of oblivion and the meringue-style wedding dresses are wasted, as seen from the hilarious trailer of the film.
We recall that the idea of the second chapter of the saga of the four passionate female readers came to Diane Keaton & Co. even before that Book Club – Anything can happen came out at the cinema. As you already know, the actresses said to each other: “We have to make a sequel”, then deciding by mutual agreement to set it in Italy. Bill Holderman he didn’t bat an eye and Italy was.
Book Club – The Next Chapter: Jane Fonda’s happiest memory
Even in the sequel to Book Club, as we said, all sorts of things happen: for example, the protagonists arrive in Tuscany by helicopter. The memories of the set are many, he said Jane Fonda to Variety at the film’s New York premiere, but she has a favorite:
When we went to see the Sistine Chapel in the evening and there was no one else besides us. A fabulous guide explained the whole ceiling to us. We felt very spoiled.
Undoubtedly the actress has good taste because, by painting the vault and the back wall, Michelangelo he really gave his best. Despite the five years between the first and second film, Jane Fonda she kept in touch with her set mates:
Since we made the first film together we have never stopped seeing each other. We host dinners at home, we chat, we email each other, we get together on Zoom. In short, it didn’t happen to us to move away and then suddenly to find each other again.
Book Club – The Next Chapter: An idea for another sequel
We have already told you that there are already plans to shoot a third film and that the actresses would like it to take place during the Burning Mana glamorous gathering that takes place in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada once a year. Grace Truly instead proposes Scandinavia as the setting, to be precise Iceland, an unusual place to visit for four upper-class ladies. Finally, the director is convinced that the best choice would be Paris. We’ll see in the meantime Book Club – The Next Chapter has just arrived in theaters, distributed by Universal Pictures.