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Remake of “Steel Magnolias” with Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad

posted by Nell Minow

I was thrilled to hear that Lifetime is working on a remake of “Steel Magnolias” with Queen Latifah as M’Lynn (the part played in the movie by Sally Field), Phylicia Rashad as Clairee (played in the movie by Olympia Dukakis), Jill Scott as beauty salon owner Truvy (played in the movie by Dolly Parton) and Alfre Woodard as the irascible Ouiser (played in the movie by Shirley MacLaine).  Rashad’s daughter Condola will play Shelby, a character inspired by the playwright’s sister, who died of complications from diabetes but who would “rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime full of of nothing.”   This is a dream team of performers and I can’t wait to see what they do with this juicy story.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment KLCtheBooKWorm

    Umm, wasn’t it ALWAYS set in Louisiana? The movie version at least. I got my B.A. from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA where it was filmed and we always made fun of the opening credits because there is no way to leisurely stroll to all the shots in that part alone. The writer was a local boy too. The Christmas Festival is still an annual event and you can take a tour of all the principal exteriors.

    • Nell Minow

      I always defer to a bookworm –thanks KLC, and I have made the correction.

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