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Watch: Lifetime Remakes ‘Steel Magnolias’ With an African-American Cast

Watch: Lifetime Remakes 'Steel Magnolias' With an African-American Cast

Lifetime's remade 1989 weeper "Steel Magnolias" with an all-African-American cast, with Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Condola Rashad in the parts first played by Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts.

The Herbert Ross original was prime sob-while-eating-ice-cream melodrama, and this remake looks to be no different other than having the added benefit of Woodard, who's walks away with everything she acts in, and a chance to see "Pariah" star Oduye on screen again after her indie breakout role.

Check out the trailer below — the film's scheduled to air later in the year.

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