Massive star power is rarely seen in films that aren’t about superheroes. Having some of the best actresses of their day in the same cast is even more exceptional. Book Club, the narrative of a group of friends whose lives are turned upside down after they decide to read the scandalous best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Grey, featured a cast of once-in-a-generation superstars in 2018.
They’re back for an unexpected but much-anticipated sequel this year with Book Club: The Next Chapter.
Jane Fonda rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s with political dramas like Coming Home and camp classics like Barbarella; Diane Keaton won an Oscar for her iconic role in Annie Hall; Mary Steenburgen won Oscars for films like Melvin & Howard and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape; and Candice Bergen, who rose to fame as the titular character on the hit show Murphy Brown, are all back for another adventure.
Here’s the lowdown on how, when, and where to catch this action-packed comedy, starring a who’s-who of Hollywood’s finest.
Book Club 2 Release Date Announced
In 2023, on Mother’s Day weekend, May 12th, Book Club 2 will be released. It was around this time in 2018 when Book Club made its debut, and its commercial success since then has been undeniable.
The comedy sequel’s an opening weekend ticket sales will certainly benefit those who wouldn’t typically watch the movie taking their mothers to celebrate Mother’s Day, in addition to the adult female demographic the movie is aiming for. Even more likely is that actual book clubs will visit the theater in droves to watch Book Club.
The Cast of Book Club 2
Without Keaton, Fonda, Bergen, and Steenburgen returning to their respective roles as Diane, Vivian, Sharon, and Carol, Book Club 2 wouldn’t exist. Along with the four starring women, other returning actors include Craig T. Nelson as Carol’s husband Bruce, Don Johnson as Arthur, a past flame of Vivian who she reunites with, and Andy Garcia as Mitchell, a pilot who fell in love with Diane in the first film.
In addition to Vincent Riotta playing Chef Gianni, Giancarlo Giannini, and Hugh Quarshie are newcomers to the Book Club franchise. Riotta uploaded a picture of himself grinning on set with Steenburgen and Fonda to Facebook in June 2022.
Is Book Club Streaming Online?
Yes! All Paramount+ subscribers can watch the first Book Club movie for free online on Paramount+.
The streaming service Paramount+, formerly known as CBS All Access, is where numerous Paramount films, including the 2018 masterpiece Book Club, can be found. A premium subscription costs $9.99 per month, and an ad-supported plan costs $5.99 per month for subscribers in the United States.
Will the Next Chapter Be Streamable the Same Day It Is Released in Theaters?
Unfortunately, Book Club: The Next Chapter won’t be streaming on the same day that the film opens in theaters, and it’s not yet known which streaming platform it’ll be on.
However, because NBCUniversal owns Focus Features, it will probably be up on Peacock, the parent company’s streaming service, when it exits cinemas. The inaugural Book Club movie is already streaming on Paramount+.
Book Club: The Next Chapter Trailers
On December 19th, the first teaser for Book Club 2 was revealed. Diane, played by Keaton, argues that Life is a fantastic novel. You can never tell what the following page will hold. This sequel begins at a radically new and surprising point. Recently engaged and fiercely independent Vivian learns from her self-help book club selection that she and her fiancé cannot afford to disregard fate.
They need to seek excitement in a foreign land, so they choose Italy. After having a good time as is to be anticipated in this old setting, the girls discover even more exciting pursuits on road trips, in helicopters, on boats, and at wrong-way traffic stops.
Book Club: The Next Chapter got its second trailer on April 12th. This trailer gives a sneak peek at all the mischief they get into during their time in Italy. They get some unexpected catcalls and get to try on some beautiful designer bridal gowns as they go around Rome.
The majority of the plot is Vivian’s reluctance to give up her single status, but we also see Diane’s efforts to take her relationship to the next level and Carol’s chance encounter with a charming Italian chef from her past, both of which present moral challenges.
The highly anticipated sequel to the 2018 hit comedy, Book Club, featuring an all-star cast of legendary actresses Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, and Candice Bergen, is set to release on Mother’s Day weekend in 2023.
While the film won’t be available for streaming on the same day as its theatrical release, fans can catch the first movie on Paramount+. Book Club: The Next Chapter follows the friends on a wild adventure in Italy, tackling challenges in their relationships and personal lives.
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