Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad Join Lifetime’s Remake of ‘Steel Magnolias’

Steel MagnoliasQueen Latifah has signed on to star in and executive produce, the updated contemporary TV adaptation of the play and 1989 film Steel Magnolias, according to Deadline.com.

Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Rashad’s daughter, Condola Rashad also joined the all-black cast.

Steel Magnolias chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana: M’Lynn, Clairee, Ouiser, Truvy, Annelle and Shelby, who support each other through their triumphs and tragedies.

They congregate at Truvy’s beauty shop to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children and hair and nails all the important topics that bring women together.

‘The caliber of talent associated with this film is astounding,’said Lifetime’s president and general manager Nancy Dubuc.

‘Queen Latifah, Phylicia, Alfre, Jill, Adepero and Condola are some of the most celebrated women in music, film, television and stage and we could not be more thrilled and honored for them to bring Robert Harling’s poignant story about the strength of women to a whole new generation.’

Kenny Leon is directing Steel Magnolias from a script by Sally Robinson which is based on the play and feature screenplay by Robert Harling. In the 1989 movie, the roles were played by Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Darryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts. The new Steel Magnolias reunites Queen Latifah with Zadan and Meron years after co-starring in Chicago and Hairspray.

The remake is slated to begin production next month in Atlanta for a debut later this year on Lifetime Movie Network.

Leave a Reply

The Voice - Season 11
Alicia Keys Stings Blake On The Voice Season 11 Episode 4!
The Voice season 11 episode 3
The Voice Season 11 Episode 3 of the Blind Auditions – So Much Good!
sean-hannity
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sean Hannity
debate
Your 2016 Presidential Debate Streaming Guide
angelina-jolie
Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt
Deadshot and Harley
‘Suicide Squad’ Sets More Box Office Records, Beats ‘Civil War’
Archive 81
‘Archive 81’: An Interview with the Creators of the Horror Audio Drama, Daniel Powell & Marc Sollinger
Jared Leto as the Joker, laughing in the faces of critics.
‘Suicide Squad’ Shatters August Record for $135M Opening Weekend
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer
New Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer: Is War Coming to the Wizarding World?
la-la-land
Winter Movies We’re Gearing Up to Watch
e
Warner Bros. Mediocrity: Why You Can Safely Skip Storks This Weekend
Passengers Trailer
Passengers Trailer: Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence Fall in Love in Outer Space
Kehlani, "Gangsta"
Check Out the New Music Video for Kehlani’s ‘Gangsta’ from ‘Suicide Squad!’
Suicide Squad: The Album
‘Suicide Squad’ Soundtrack Is the Best of the Summer: Review
Jared Leto as the Joker
Jared Leto Returns as Joker in ‘Purple Lamborghini’ Music Video for ‘Suicide Squad!’
Galactic Empire
Why Star Wars Fans Should Be Paying Attention to Galactic Empire
Sports News
The Best Lessons From the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony
150415194757-2015-playoff-graphic-2-041515.1200x672
The Top Five Moments in NBA Playoffs History
2themastes
Your Official Guide to Watching the Masters Tournament on TV
Austin X Games
X Games Austin 2016 Has an Amazing Sports and Music Lineup

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.