Namesake actresses Joan and Pauline Collins are teaming up for a new road movie.

The Dynasty and Shirley Valentine actresses, who are not related, will head off to France to shoot comedy The Time Of Their Lives.

Joan Collins will play a former Hollywood sex symbol, who escapes her retirement home in London for an adventure with a bored housewife, played by Pauline Collins.

The former Dynasty regular says, "It's a buddy movie along the lines of Thelma & Louise, with a hint of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."

Italian movie star Franco Nero is attached to play the Collins' characters' love interest.