Dads alumna Vanessa Lachey is set as a lead alongside Alyson Hannigan and Megan Hilty in the TV Land pilot The First Wives Club, a reboot of the 1996 feature, from Paramount Television and Sex and the City alumna Jenny Bicks and Karen Rosenfelt. With Lachey’s casting, the three lead roles are now set.
Written by Rebecca Addelman (New Girl), the single-camera TV Land project is a new twist on the Paramount film, which starred Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn. Set in present-day San Francisco, the story revolves around three women – friends and classmates in the ’90s – who reconnect after their close friend from college dies in a freak accident. When they discover that they are all at a romantic crossroads, they band together to tackle divorce, relationships and life’s other annoying challenges.
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Lachey will play Sasha, a driven and successful chef in San Francisco. She has it all–a hot restaurant and a great girlfriend who she plans to marry. But when she reconnects with her old friends after the death of their college roommate, she realizes she may not be as ready to settle down as she thought.
The First Wives Club is produced by Paramount Television, with Bicks and Rosenfelt, who oversaw the movie, serving as executive producers.
UTA-repped Lachey had starring roles in Fox’s Dads and NBC’s Truth Be Told. She also appeared on Hawaii Five-O, 30 Rock and Psych. Her film credits include Disaster Movie and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
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