After a good eleven or twelve years of trying, Diane English will begin shooting her remake of George Cukor‘s The Women in early August. Picturehouse, a partial financier, will distribute it sometime next year — probably in the fall, I would guess. Variety‘s Michael Fleming is reporting that the costars are likely to be Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Debra Messing and Candice Bergen. This cast would have felt right maybe six, seven years ago…but not now, sorry to say. Ryan is over — is there anyone who disputes this? — in part because of those collagen-balloon lips she paid for three of four years ago. If the lips are repaired (i.e., de-ballooned), there’s a chance she won’t get in the way of English’s film working out. If not, forget it.