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Steel Magnolias (TV Movie 2012) Poster

(2012 TV Movie)

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Remaking the play and movie "Steel Magnolias" with an all-black cast was the idea of the playwright, Robert Harling. Harling, who is white and who based the character of Shelby on his own sister who died in similar circumstances, nonetheless told producer Craig Zadan that "his dream would be to do it again, but do it with an African-American cast."
Phylicia Rashad and Queen Latifah have acted together before in the movie "Just Wright". Rashad was the mother of the basketball star Latifiah was helping to recover from a leg injury.
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Earlier the same year, Queen Latifah appeared in Joyful Noise (2012) opposite Dolly Parton, who played Truvy in the original Steel Magnolias (1989).
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