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Latifah to Produce All Black ‘Steel Magnolias’

“Steel Magnolias” is being remade with an all black cast.  Queen Latifah will be producing it as well as starring in the film as M’Lynn Eatenton.  Also starring in the movie are Condola Rashad will play M’Lynn’s diabetic daughter Shelby, as previously played by Julia Roberts, while Condola’s real-life mother Phylicia Rashad will portray Clairee, Alfre Woodard’s will portray Ouiser Boudreaux; “Pariah’s” Adepero Oduye will play beauty assistant Annelle; and Jill Scott is expected to play hairdresser Truvy.

The President and General Manager of Lifetime Networks, Nancy Dubuc, said in a statement that the cast that’s been assembled is “astounding.”

To be directed by Kenny Leon, “Queen Latifah, Phylicia, Alfre, Jill, Adepero and Condola are some of the most celebrated women in music, film, television and stage ,” Dubuc said, “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.” Source

I dunno how I feel about this.  I LOVE this movie and I really don’t think we need to take a black spin on every damn thing.  The only real win in my book is ‘The Wiz.’

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