Chris O'Donnell has signed on to 'The Chamber', Bette Midler and Diane Keaton are attached to 'The First Wives Club', and other projects in the works

By EW Staff
Updated September 08, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Holy cash cow! Chris O’Donnell will play (for a reported $4 million) a law yer defending his racist grandfather (Gene Hackman) in John Grisham’s The Chamber. Then it’s back to the Batcave next summer for his follow-up outing as Robin. Boy wonder, indeed!
Signing Ex-es: Bette Midler and Diane Keaton have signed on to The First Wives Club. The comedy, which begins filming in New York this fall, is about not-so-gay divorcées who take revenge on their ex-husbands after they run off with younger women.
Days of Roth: Yes, that’s Tim Roth you’ve spotted skulking about New York’s mean streets. He’s currently shooting the tentatively titled Gasoline Alley, playing an ex-con trying to stay straight after moving in with his brother (James Russo). Accent patrol alert: The British Roth is once again going American.

The Chamber

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