Academy Award winning actress Queen Latifah has been added to join the cast of Lifetime’s version of the feature film, Steel Magnolias!!!
The made-for-TV adaption of the 1989 film follows the lives and friendships of six women in Louisiana. Other cast members include: Alfre Woodard, Mrs. HuxtablePhylicia Rashad, singer/actress Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Phylicia's daughter, Condola Rashad.
Lifetime Networks president and GM Nancy Dubuc said of the ladies:
Not only that, but The Roots will be featured as the house band for the performance. Coolio!
Here's what VH1's EVP of Original Music Production & Development Lee Rolontz had to say about it:
"This years’ telecast will showcase the vast impact soul music has had on the 21st century’s music and pop culture landscape as our talented and diverse lineup will attest. This year’s Divas offers a modern twist on soul music, all while tipping its hat to the legacy of key cities that created this musical heritage."
Sounds wonderful! We'll DEFINITELY be tuning in for this one!
What do U think? Will this be the best edition of VH1 DIVAS yet???