MacLaine & Dukakis Reteam For Things

Shirley MacLaine is in negotiations and Olympia Dukakis is in early negotiations to reteam for the black comedy indie “Poor Things”.

The story, based on true events, revolves around two con-artist women who befriend and murder homeless men in order to collect their life insurance policies.

Trent Haaga penned the screenplay. The film would mark the first time the Oscar winners have worked together since “Steel Magnolias”.

Ash Baron Cohen (“This Girl’s Life”), brother of “Borat” star Sasha Baron Cohen, has signed on to helm. Shooting begins early May in Los Angeles or New Mexico.