An African American Version Of Steel Magnolias Starring Queen Latifah, Jill Scott & More?
Lifestyle has decided to take a classic film and give it an African American spin. It’s rare that you see films get remade with an all black cast, but that’s exactly what they have decided to do with 1989′s Steel Magnolias, now featuring Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard and others. They will be taking over the roles that originally featured Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field, Julia Roberts, and Daryl Hannah. Here’s how Lifetime describes the movie…
In an updated contemporary version, “Steel Magnolias” chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana. Supporting 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.
No date has been set for when the film will air, but you can check out the trailer below.