Earlier this year, it was announced that Goldie Hawn, who hasn’t been in a movie since 2002’s The Banger Sisters, is coming out of semi-retirement to co-star with Amy Schumer for a mother-daughter movie. Details have been slim on this highly anticipated unnamed action-comedy, but in an interview with Collider, writer Katie Dippold (Ghostbusters) revealed the plot’s inception and a few details.
“When I was younger,” Dippold recalled, “my mom was always very adventurous. Her and my dad divorced when I was in college, and she’s gotten more concerned about safety. She wants to make sure the doors are locked. I feel like there used to be a more adventurous spirit in her.” Watching her mother’s more timid approach to life and dating inspired Dippold. “I started daydreaming about, what if I took her on a crazy vacation somewhere, and then I took us off the beaten path, just to shake things up. So then, I started thinking about a movie version of that.” Dippold added, “[The mom] gets taken off the beaten path, but then everything the mother feared is correct. So, it’s then basically trying to get to an American embassy through the Amazon rainforest and whatnot.”
A divorced woman and a sketch-comedy goddess travel to the Amazon? Sounds like the perfect First Wives Club–Trainwreck–Anaconda mash-up.