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Michelle Pfeiffer has signed on to play a penniless Manhattan socialite who talks to her dead husband (who's really just a cat) in the comedy "French Exit."

Not quite the "Catwoman" solo film we were looking for, but we'll take it.

She'll play a woman who decides to cashes in the last of her possessions and live out her last years anonymously in a modest apartment in Paris. She's accompanied by her directionless son (Lucas Hedges) and the embodiment of her husband in the form of the family cat, voiced by Tracy Letts.

Azazel Jacobs is attached to direct from a script by Patrick deWitt ("The Sisters Brothers"). It's based on his international bestselling book of the same name that was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. (So, it's not going to be another "Nine Lives," we sincerely hope.)

Pfeiffer most recently costarred in "Ant-Man and the Wasp" and "Murder on the Orient Express." She joins Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in Disney’s upcoming "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil." The three-time Oscar nominee received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for HBO's "The Wizard of Lies."

Hedges received an Oscar nomination for his role in "Manchester by the Sea" and a Golden Globe nomination "Boy Erased." His other films include "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and "Lady Bird.”

Letts is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner whose films include "The Post," "Lady Bird," and Jacobs' last film "The Lovers." He was also featured on the second season of "The Sinner" with real-life wife Carrie Coon.

[Via Variety]