24 years after the Danny DeVito black comedy War of the Roses was released, a sequel is in the works. The original 1989 film focused on a wealthy divorcing couple who attempt to destroy each other as their marriage falls apart, and starred Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as well as DeVito. Now Deadline reports that the sequel The War Of The Roses: The Children will focus on the children of the original couple and the effect of their parents’ divorce on their adult lives and relationships. Both the original and sequel are based on novels by Warren Adler.
The film “will 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.” It follows on Adam Scott’s film A.C.O.D., another comedy about the lingering effects of divorce.