Beaches: Idina Menzel and Nia Long Will Make You Cry in First Lifetime Trailer

Kimberly Roots

Newsflash: Idina Menzel singing “Wind Beneath My Wings” is no less affecting than when Bette Midler does it.

So as you watch this first trailer for Lifetime’s upcoming remake of the 1988 movie Beaches, which opens with Menzel crooning the famous tune, you’re already prepped for major welling.

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Menzel (Glee) stars as CC opposite Nia Long (Third Watch)’s Hillary in the weepy drama, which follows two best friends who stay close throughout their entire lives. (The roles were played by Midler and Barbara Hershey, respectively, in the original. And in case you were wondering, Midler has given the project her blessing.)

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The video, released Monday, previews the movie’s major emotional beats. We see Hillary and CC hanging out as children, CC achieving fame, Hillary resenting her friend’s success, both women celebrating the birth of Hillary’s daughter, and then the really sad stuff: Hillary falling ill and… well, if you aren’t familiar with how the story ends, we’re not going to spoil you.

Beaches will air Saturday, Jan. 21, at 8/7c. Press PLAY on the video above to watch the trailer. 

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