Principal photography has begun in Boston, Massachusetts, on Jagged Films and Inferno Distribution's comedy The Women.

The film will shoot on location in and around Boston and New York City through mid-October and is being distributed in North America by Picturehouse.

The story centres on two well-appointed New York women whose friendship is tested by an affair. Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing and Jada Pinkett-Smith star.

Diane English adapted Clare Boothe Luce's play of the same name and is directing the updated version of George Cukor's 1939 comedy.

English is producing with Jagged Films' Victoria Pearman and Mick Jagger and Inferno's Bill Johnson. Inferno's Jim Seibel serves as executive producer with Bobbi Sheng and Joel Shukovsky.