The highly anticipated Lifetime Original Movie Event, “Steel Magnolias” is set to air on Sunday, October 7 at 9/8c. The movie stars Academy Award nominee, Queen Latifah as ‘M’Lynn’, 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.’
An adaptation of the esteemed play and 1989 film, this modern-day version chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana. 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.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, “Steel Magnolias” is executive produced by Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Latifah, Shakim Compere (“Single Ladies”) and Shelby Stone. Kenny Leon (“A Raisin in the Sun”) directs the script that has been adapted for television by Sally Robinson (“Iron Jawed Angels”) and is based on the play and screenplay by Robert Harling (“The First Wives Club”).“Steel Magnolias” is also a reunion for Zadan, Meron, Rashad and Leon, who last worked together on the critically acclaimed Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Sony TV movie “A Raisin in the Sun”, which won numerous NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding TV Movie, Miniseries, or Dramatic Special and Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Dramatic Special for Phylicia Rashad.