Watch trailer to Lifetime TV film ‘Steel Magnolias’ with All-Black cast

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Watch trailer to ‘Steel Magnolias’ with All-Black cast
Posted by Wilson Morales

July 2, 2012

Lifetime has released the trailer to its upcoming remake of ‘Steel Magnolias,’ featuring an all-black cast. Directed by Kenny Leon (ABC’s A Raisin in The Sun, Broadway’s Fences and The Mountaintop), the cast includes Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Rashad’s daughter, Condola Rashad.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Steel Magnolias chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana: M’Lynn (Queen Latifah), Ouiser (Woodard), Clairee (Phylicia Rashad), Truvy (Scott), Annelle (Oduye) and Shelby (Condola Rashad). 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.

In the 1989 movie, the roles were played by Sally Field (M’Lynn), Dolly Parton (Truvy), Shirley MacLaine (Ouiser), Darryl Hannah (Annelle), Olympia Dukakis (Clairee), and Julia Roberts (Shelby).

Sally Robinson (Iron Jawed Angels) wrote the script, which is based on the play and feature screenplay by Robert Harling.

Lance Gross plays Sammy, Michael Beasley is Spud, and Tory Kittles plays Jackson in the film.


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