Lifetime Assembling Top-Shelf Cast for TV Movie Adaptation of ‘Steel Magnolias’

Mar 19, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Lifetime announced today that a Golden Globe- and Grammy-winning actress and singer has joined the cast of the cable net’s upcoming high-profile TV movie version of “Steel Magnolias.” Queen Latifah, who also is an Oscar nominee, will star in and executive produce the project.

The project, an adaptation of the play and the hit 1989 film, reunites Latifah with the producing duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, from “Chicago.”

The network said in its announcement that Latifah “will take on the role of ‘M’Lynn’ and star alongside an all-star cast that includes Golden Globe and multiple Emmy winner Alfre Woodard as ‘Ouiser,’ Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad as ‘Clairee,’ Grammy winner Jill Scott as ‘Truvy,’ Adepero Oduye as ‘Annelle’ and Condola Rashad as ‘Shelby.’”

Zadan and Meron also produce Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva” and “Smash.”

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