Lifetime's made-for-TV contemporary remake of Steel Magnolias will premiere on October 7. Directed by Kenny Leon, the film stars Queen Latifah, Tony winner Phylicia Rashad, Tony nominee Condola Rashad, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott and Adepero Oduye.
Steel Magnolias chronicles the lives and friendship of six Louisiana-based women who congregate at Truvy’s beauty shop to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children and much more. Queen Latifah stars as M’Lynn, with Condola Rashad playing her daughter, Shelby. The roles were played by Sally Field and Julia Roberts, respecitvely, in the original 1989 film. The cast also features Woodard as Ouiser, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Scott as Truvy and Oduye as her assistant, Annelle.
Written by Robert Harling, Steel Magnolias premiered off-Broadway in 1987 before being adapted into a motion picture starring Field, Roberts, Dolly Parton (Truvy), Shirley MacLaine (Ouiser), Olympia Dukakis (Clairee) and Daryl Hannah (Annelle). In 2005, a revival of the show opened at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre and starred Christine Ebersole, Delta Burke, Rebecca Gayheart, Marsha Mason, Frances Sternhagen and Lily Rabe. The production closed after 136 performances.
Click below for the trailer for the new Steel Magnolias.