EXCLUSIVE: Film Bridge International has launched talks here on the female ensemble 12 Angry Women, a comic twist on Sidney Lumet’s classic courtroom drama 12 Angry Men.

Daryl Hannah, Ann-Margret, Rosie Perez, Olivia Newton-John and Lainie Kazan are among the first to be summoned for jury duty and Randal Kleiser is set to direct and will reunite with his Grease star Newton-John.

Jamie Seltzer’s screenplay follows an all-female jury as they deliberate over the fate of a man accused of killing his wife. Michael Taylor is producing and Michael Wise and Roger Pugliese serve as executive producers.

Principal photography is set to commence in July in Portland, Oregon. Film Bridge International Ellen Wander represents worldwide rights.

Wander’s slate includes Winnie starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard as Winnie and Nelson Mandela directed by Darrell Roodt.
Taylor, a former United Artists executive, has worked on Bottle Rocket, Phenomenon, Instinct, Princess Of Thieves and Copying Beethoven.