It seems that Lifetime's re-imagining of Herbert Ross' 1989 emotional classic Steel Magnolias is getting some legal backlash from the original's executive producer, Victoria White!
White is claiming that Sony Pictures, Lifetime Entertainment and A&E Television Networks did NOT contact her about her rights to the property, and is suing over breach of contract, good faith and fair dealing.
White wants injunctive relief before the October 7th premiere of the made-for-tv version, which stars the venerated Queen Latifah as M'Lynn.
We hope this nasty legal mess doesn't postpone Steel Magnolias' Lifetime debut! While we adore the original, we can't wait to see this whole new take on a beloved classic!
And obviously, anything starring The Queen is an instant delight!
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