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:
Tyler Perry's next film For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, based on the 1975 award winning play, will feature an all-star cast — including not only Janet Jackson, but also Mariah Carey!
Two divas in the same movie? Amazing!
Other ladies taking on roles in the film include Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett, Macy Gray, Kimberly Elise, and Loretta Devine.
The film is going to start filming in June with an anticipated release date in winter 2010 or 2011.