The two actresses memorably shared the screen in 2011's "The Help," and now they'll do so again. Both have signed on for the upcoming comedy "Fairy Tale Ending," Deadline reports. They'll double as producers as well.
Spencer won an Academy Award for her role as Minny in "The Help." She played a domestic worker whose employer, Hilly (Howard), treated her badly. Minny, however, found a creative (and disgusting) way to get revenge. Both actresses went on to star in additional high-profile films, including "Hidden Figures" and "The Shape of Water" for Spencer, and the blockbuster "Jurassic World" and its sequel for Howard.
Universal only recently acquired the new project, and plot details haven't been revealed. It will, however, feature a female-led ensemble cast. The pitch came from Jim Hecht and Tracy McMillan, and the two are penning the script.
Both Hect and McMillan are executive producing the project, alongside Spencer. Meanwhile, Howard is set to produce via her banner, Nine Muses Entertainment, while Eric Carlson and Susan Carlson will produce through CK&D Media. Fuzzy Door's Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins will also produce. Erik Baiers is overseeing for Universal.
The film's release date has not yet been announced.