Sharon Stone and Bette Midler are set to star in the odd-couple comedy The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, to be directed by Andy Fickman.
Midler is reteaming with Fickman, with whom she worked on the 2012 family comedy Parental Guidance.
Allergist’s Wife will see Midler play Marjorie Taub, an upper-middle-class, upper-West-Sider in a later-life crisis. Her loving husband, an allergist to the homeless, tries in vain to help. But everything changes when Marjorie’s fascinating and mysterious childhood friend, Lee (Stone), arrives with the glamorous, globe-trotting life she always dreamed of. As Lee becomes the Taubs’ permanent house guest, Marjorie’s depression magically lifts, with a wild and unexpected turn.
Robert Cort and Daryl Roth will produce, with Jeffrey Melnick as executive producer.
Midler is best known for starring roles in For the Boys and The Rose, and most recently won a Tony Award for best actress in a musical for Hello, Dolly!
Stone won a Golden Globe for her role in Martin Scorsese’s Casino, which also earned her an Academy Award nomination.
Midler is repped by CAA, David Steinberg Entertainment and Larry Shire; Stone is with CAA and Paul Nelson at Mosaic; and Fickman is repped by WME and Daniel Rappaport at Management 360.