“Steel Magnolias” is getting a 2012 facelift on Lifetime. The “Steel Magnolias” remake, starring and executive produced by Queen Latifah, will feature an all black cast including Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Rashad’s daughter, Condola Rashad.
The contemporary remake of the classic film follows six Louisiana women, M’Lynn (Queen Latifah), Ouiser (Woodard), Clairee (Phylicia Rashad), Truvy (Scott), Annelle (Oduye) and Shelby (Condola Rashad), as they go through life together. Like the 1989 flick, M’Lynn’s daughter will be diabetic and pregnant.
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” M’Lynn says in the trailer below.
“The caliber of talent associated with this film is astounding and falls in line with our strategy to make Lifetime a first stop for the industry’s best both in front of and behind the camera,” Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of Lifetime Entertainment, said in a statement. “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.”