Why did no one ask if we were sitting before giving us this major news? An all-black version of Steel Magnolias is already on track as a Lifetime Original Movie for later this year.
In this sassy comedy about Southern ladies fighting and gossipping in a hair salon, Queen Latifah will star as M’Lynn (the Sally Field part) opposite Alfre Woodard as Ouiser (the Shirley MacLaine role). Wait… didn’t we see this when it was called Beauty Shop?
Whatevs. It’s being produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the duo behind Hairspray and Smash, so you know it’s going to be gay as Christmas. Phylicia Rashad costars as Clairee (Olympia Dukakis) and Jill Scott — ’memba her? — will play Truvy (Dolly Parton). Make us an appointment for a wash and set.