1989 black comedy to get sequel…

It has been announced that Permut Presentations and Grey Eagle Films are teaming to produce a sequel to Danny DeVito’s 1989 pitch-black comedy ‘The War Of The Roses.’

Starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, the film was an adaptation of the novel by Warren Adler about a perfect 18-year marriage that suddenly becomes unglued. Rather than just get divorced, Barbara (Turner) and Oliver (Douglas) Rose declare war, single-mindedly inflicting as much misery as possible on each other, fighting to the bitter end over their huge mansion and every possession in it.

The follow-up will be based Adler sequel novel, ‘The War Of The Roses, The Children,’ which focuses on Barbara and Oliver’s children, son Josh, whose own marriage is falling apart over an incident involving missing Milky Way bars; and daughter Evie, “a promiscuous over-eater” with her own share of problems.

In a statement, Permut said the film would “explore, with comedic irony, the underbelly of a troubled family which, in this new scenario has produced a serial adulterer, a gluttonous gourmand, the protective mother-in law and grandchildren who are deeply impacted by the generational dysfunction.”