Hot Trailer: Lifetime's Steel Magnolias Remake

Matt Webb Mitovich

“They laughed together, they cried together and always stuck together” says the first trailer for Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias, which promises to cast the 1989 film in a new light.

From the producers of Chicago and Hairspray, the TV-movie remake features an all-African-American cast, including Oscar nominee Queen Latifah (who also executive-produces) in the Sally Field role, Emmy winner Alfre Woodard (True Blood) stepping in for Shirley MacLaine, Tony winner Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) making like Olympia Dukakis and Grammy-winning songstress Jill Scott grabbing Dolly Parton’s spot.

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Rounding out the female cast, Rashad’s real-life daughter (and recurring Smash player) Condola fills the Julia Roberts role, while newcomer Adepero Oduye subs for Daryl Hannah.

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Press PLAY below to check it the new Magnolias, premiering later this year.

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