Book Club 2 – The Next Chapter Starts Production

L-R: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen in Book Club 2 - The Next Chapter. Courtesy of Focus Features.

Production is officially underway on Book Club 2 – The Next Chapter, the sequel to the 2018 film, with core cast members returning.

The previous film was released by Paramount Pictures and earned $104 million against a $14 million budget. It is currently streaming on Paramount+ at the time of publication. A release date for the sequel has not been announced.

Focus Features, Endeavor Content and Makeready have announced the start of production on BOOK CLUB 2 – THE NEXT CHAPTER, a sequel to the wildly successful and beloved 2018 comedy BOOK CLUB. The legendary quartet is reunited, with returning icons Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen starring alongside Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, and Craig T. Nelson. New cast joining will include Giancarlo Giannini, Hugh Quarshie, and Vincent Riotta. The film is written by Bill Holderman and Erin Simms, with Holderman returning as Director. The duo will also serve as producers.

The highly anticipated sequel follows our four best friends as they take their book club to Italy for the fun girls trip they never had. When things go off the rails and secrets are revealed, their relaxing vacation turns into a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country adventure.

Endeavor Content will finance and produce BOOK CLUB 2 – THE NEXT CHAPTER. Producers are Bill Holderman and Erin Simms. Executive Producers are Brad Weston, Trish Hofmann, Enzo Sisti and Andrew Duncan. Julia Iglesias will oversee the project for Focus Features, who will distribute the film in the U.S. Universal Pictures International will distribute internationally.

Diane Keaton is represented by WME, Pearlman & Tishbi; Jane Fonda is represented by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman; Candice Bergen is represented by ICM Partners and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman; Mary Steenburgen is represented by UTA, Management 360 and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.

Focus Features will release Book Club 2 – The Next Chapter at a later date.

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Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.