Screen icons Bette Midler and Sharon Stone are teaming for a film adaptation of the play “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife” with Andy Fickman (“Parental Guidance,” “Game Plan”) attached to direct.
The odd-couple comedy stars Midler as Marjorie Taub, an upper-middle-class, Upper-West-Sider in the midst of a volcanic later-life crisis.
Her loving husband, an acclaimed allergist to the homeless, tries in vain to help, but everything changes with the arrival in New York of Marjorie’s fascinating and mysterious childhood friend Lee (Stone).
As Lee becomes the Taubs’ permanent houseguest, Marjorie’s depression magically lifts – but Lee has a secret agenda. Robert Cort (“Runaway Bride”) and Daryl Roth will produce.