Lifetime has just released a preview of its upcoming, all-black remake of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias. Queen Latifahserves as executive producer and stars as M'Lynn Eatenton (played by Sally Field in the 1989 adaptation), a Southern belle, whose fiery side is displayed when her strong-willed daughter, Shelby, faces a health crisis.
Condola Rashad plays Shelby, M'Lynn's diabetes-stricken daughter, a part made famous by Julia Roberts on the big screen. Rashad's mother, Phylicia, takes on the role of saucy, glam diva Clairee (Olympia Dukakis in the original film). Alfre Woodard inherits Shirley MacLaine's grouchy Ouiser.Singer/actress Jill Scott steps into Dolly Parton's shoes as hairdresser with a heart of gold, Truvy and Pariah'sAdepero Oduye plays the innocent and insecure Annell, previously played by Daryl Hannah. Check out a sneak peek below!