Back in October of lasst year we learned that Lifetime TV will release a new version of Steel Magnolias starring an all African American cast. Today we get our first look at the first preview trailer for this new version of Magnolias starring Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Condola Rashad. Now, I love the original film version of Steel Magnolias so it would take a lot for a remake to impress me … but I will admit, I was impressed by the actresses who have been cast in this new version. Click below to see these amazing actresses in action and see what YOU think of this new incarnation of Steel Magnolias.
Wow. I mean … wow. Based solely on this preview clip, it looks like this new version of Steel Magnolias hits all the right emotional parts that the original film does. Yes, there does seem to be some weaknesses, after all … it’s difficult for someone to take Dolly Parton’s place (sorry Jill Scott) but I am really loving what we see here. I’m impressed, yes, but more than that … I’m really excited and looking forward to this movie! Thus far, there is no set release date for Steel Magnolias but I’ll update when I can. This looks so great, don’t it?