Diane Keaton, Kathy Bates, and Alfre Woodard have all signed on to star in comedy Summer Camp, which Castille London will direct from her own script.
The story revolves around Nora, Ginny, and Mary, who have been best friends since childhood, spending their summers together inseparably at sleepaway camp. As the years have passed, they’ve seen each other less and less, so when the chance to reunite for a summer camp reunion arises, they all take it – some begrudgingly, and others excitedly.
Each of their lives might not be where they’d imagined, but one thing is for sure — Nora, Ginny, and Mary need each other, and summer camp reminds them why.
Alex Saks, who worked with Keaton on the hugely successful Book Club, will produce the film, as will Dori A. Rath (Pig), Stephanie Heaton-Harris (Mack & Rita), and Keaton herself.
“Alex, Dori, and I wanted to develop a fun, high energy comedy for Diane, that really allowed us to see women spreading their wings and taking on new life during what used to be the traditional slowed-down retirement years,” Landon said in a statement.
“We hit on this idea, pitched it to Diane, who loved it, and set out to cast legendary actors that have always wanted to work together, and I couldn’t be more excited. The chemistry is going to be undeniable […] and I can’t wait to reveal who else we have attending our zany camp.”
Keaton will be seen reuniting with Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen in Book Club: The Next Chapter later this year. The first movie grossed over $100 million in 2018.
Bates will next be seen in Lionsgate’s adaptation of the Judy Blume coming-of-age novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, which arrives next month. She also has Netflix romcom A Family Affair with Zac Efron, Joey King, and Nicole Kidman arriving in November.
Woodard recently wrapped filming on The Book of Clarence, The Harder They Fall director Jeymes Samuel‘s epic biblical dramedy that also features Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy, David Oyelowo, LaKeith Stanfield, and more. She’ll next be seen in the new adaptation of Stephen King‘s Salem’s Lot.
Landon is best known for directing After We Fell and After Ever Happy — two installments in the hugely popular After series of romantic dramas, based on the novels by Anna Todd. Her next film, Perfect Addiction, is also based on a novel, this one by Claudia Tan. It will debut later this year on Prime Video.
Summer Camp is heading into production in North Carolina in April.