Picturehouse has bought the rights to the remake of The Women from writer-director Diane English; Meg Ryan is in talks to star.

English described George Cukor's original 1939 film adaptation of Clare Boothe Luce's all-female comedy as "a poison pen letter to society women." She added, "My version is more of a love letter." The new version will have Meg Ryan playing a contemporary Martha Stewart-style TV personality who discovers that her husband is cheating on her, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

Mick Jagger is producing The Women, which is scheduled to begin shooting in March in New York and Connecticut; a 2008 winter release has been set.