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Lifetime TV Steel Magnolias Remake

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 07/20/2012

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Lifetime TV Steel Magnolias Remake will star Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, and Alfre Woodard.

Lifetime TV announced earlier this year that it was remaking “Steel Magnolias” with an all-star cast of Queen Latifah (Chicago, Bringing Down The House), Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show), and Alfre Woodard (Twelve Years a Slave, True Blood). Recently the trailer for the Lifetime TV Steel Magnolias remake was released. The film’s world premiere date is set for October 7, 2012 on Lifetime.

Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of Lifetime TV Entertainment, stated, “The caliber of talent associated with this film is astounding and falls in line with our strategy to make Lifetime a first stop for the industry’s best both in front of and behind the camera… Queen Latifah, Phylicia, Alfre, Jill, Adepero and Condola are some of the most celebrated women in music, film, television and stage — and we could not be more thrilled and honored for them to bring Robert Harling’s poignant story about the strength of women to a whole new generation.”

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“Steel Magnolias” was originally written as a comedy-drama play by Robert Harling. “Steel Magnolias” was based on the true life experiences that Harling went through after losing his younger sister, a diabetic. Harling’s friends suggested that he write about his feelings following the death of his sister. He began writing a short story, but soon realized that the story would be better told through a full length play. Robert Harling wanted the audience to experience what his family went through when his sister was in the hospital, including the humor that his family used to cope with the difficult situation.

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The play was extremely popular and was turned into a major motion picture in 1989. The stars ofSteel Magnolias 1989 the original film included Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, and Olympia Dukakis. The film won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture in 1990. Julia Roberts won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture.

The story revolves around Truvy’s Beauty Parlor in a small parish in Louisiana. The tight knit group of friends experience humor and heartbreak together. The main story lines revolves around Shelby, her mother, and the medical battles, although the story also focuses on the friendships between the six ladies within the beauty salong. Robert Harling came up with the title because the females in the film are, “as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.”

The world premiere of Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias will be October 7, 2012.

Preview of Lifetime TV Steel Magnolias Remake:


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