Lifetime has assembled a cast for its remake of Steel Magnolias, a film which will be an “updated, contemporary TV adaptation of the play and 1989 film.”

Among the members of the all-black cast are Queen Latifah and Jill Scott, along with Alfre Woodward, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye, and Condola Rashad.

According to, Latifah will also executive produce the movie.

Steel Magnolias chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana: M’Lynn (Queen Latifah), Ouiser (Woodard), Clairee (Phylicia Rashad), Truvy (Scott), Annelle (Oduye) and Shelby (Condola Rashad),” states the report. “Supporting each other through their triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at Truvy’s beauty shop to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children — and hair and nails — all the important topics that bring women together.”

Steel Magnolias pairs Latifah with fellow executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, with whom she collaborated on the film adaptations of Chicago and Hairspray.

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