Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Acclaimed director, Kenny Leon leads the all-black cast anchored by Queen Latifah and featuring Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adeero Oduye and Phylicia’s daughter Condola Rashad in Lifetime’s remake of the 1989 classic film Steel Magnolias.  Latifah is also the executive producer of the film.

Lifetime announced plans a few months ago that it was creating an all-black version of the film but the cast was not revealed.  The new movie is described as follows:  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.

Production is set to begin this April in Atlanta!

What do you think of the casting?  Will you watch this remake?  Tell us what you think!

Source:  Huffington post