Black Version Of Steel Magnolias! Dig The Casting!

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This was the white version, as you'll recall.

Lifetime is doing a Steel Magnolias of color, and I'm all hopped up about the cast.

Get this:

In the part of Truvy, the salon owner played by Dolly Parton in the 1989 movie, they've signed the formidable Jill Scott.

As M'Lynn -- originally played by likable Sally Field -- we now have Queen Latifah (no stranger to beauty shops).

Playing the cranky Ouiser, so believably portrayed by Shirley MacLaine, there will be the highly respected Alfre Woodard.

As Clairee, created by Olympia Dukakis, you can expect Claire Huxtable, a/k/a Phylicia Rashad.

The newest "glamour technician," Annelle, once played by Daryl Hannah, is now going to be Adepero Oduye.

And in the Julia Roberts role of the ailing, heart-tugging Shelby, get ready for rising star Condola Rashad.

I'd rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special, but this sounds like two hours of wonderful! Including commercials!


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10 comments
Punkeisha
Punkeisha

If I may, and forgive me, but sweetness, why not just come up with a new vehicle for these fine and (mostly) talented women instead of redoing what needn't be done again? Does the premise of Fried Green Tomatoes work with these wonderful sisterwomen? There are novels by authors black, white, brown and otherwise that could provide meaty roles for all of them. This is true of so many remakes, sequels, et cetera. Why do the studios and TV stations keep this remake-fever up?

Marv
Marv

What--no Jennifer Hudson or Octavia Spencer?

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

Tyler Perry is outraged by the casting!

This just in: Says Perry: "Anything that heifer Queen Latifah can do, I can do better!"

CMG
CMG

You need to brainstorm with Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner about this one.  

Sand
Sand

What--no Carol Channing?

Kikkums
Kikkums

This actually does sound too good for Lifetime.

latenitebump
latenitebump

love your description: highly respected alfre woodard. love her.

Rogie
Rogie

She is a cut above the others, regardless of color, isn't she? Always thought she deserved better roles than she got, considering her talent.

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