Lifetime is remaking the 1989 film that originally starred, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts with a dramatically different cast!
The updated 2012 made for T.V. movie will be comprised of a pretty amazing list of black actors! Executive producer and headliner of the Cast, Queen latifah plays the role of M’Lynn. The cast is completed with Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Rashad’s daughter, Condola Rashad!
Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of Lifetime Entertainment, released a statement saying, “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.”
Check out the trailer below!