Posted by | Cyrena Rose

A couple months ago, RC shared the news of Lifetime’s remake of the 1989 classic Steel Magnolias.  The updated version of the movie stars an all-black cast, including Queen Latifah, (who’s also an executive producer), Alfre Woodard and Phylicia Rashad.  Additionally, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Condola Rashad will co-star in the TV movie.  Their roles are as follows:

  • Queen Latifah will portray M’Lynn, who was played by Sally Field in the original film.
  • Alfre Woodard will play Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine)
  • Phylicia Rashad will play Clairee (Olympia Dukakis)
  • Jill Scott as Truvy (Dolly Parton)
  • Adepero Oduye as Annelle (Darryl Hannah)
  • Rashad’s daughter, Condola Rashad, as Shelby (Julia Roberts)

The men in their lives are:

  • Lance Gross as Sammy
  • Michael Beasley as Spud
  • Tory Kittles as Jackson

Steel Magnolias is expected to air later this year.

Check out the trailer below:[youtube id=”rciPtlcW2m0″ width=”600″ height=”350″]