Black 'Steel Magnolias' Remake Confirmed: Cast Revealed!
1 year ago
Will it be better than the first?
A Black version of the 1989 tear-jerker 'Steel Magnolias' is in the works, thanks to Lifetime (naturally). And while the cast will most certainly be different, the concept remains the same.
The original film revolved around Truvy's beauty parlor (played by Dolly Parton) in a small town of Louisiana, and followed the close-knit friendship of the women who lived there, including Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah and a young Julia Roberts.
The new adaptation will feature another Southern hair salon as it's backdrop, but will now star Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adeero Oduye, and Phylicia’s daughter Condola Rashad as Roberts’ character Shelby.
Kenny Leon, who brought us the television remake of A Raisin in the Sun, is serving as director, but does anybody think this remake necessary?
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