There’s no denying that Steel Magnolias is a film classic. But who knew there’d been so much drama behind-the-scenes?!
Apparently, the film’s director Herbert Ross had a HUGE problem with 80’s ingenue Julia Roberts! Sally Field and Shirley MacLaine had a few things to say during the Target Presents AFI Night at the Movies event on Wednesday.
Queen Latifah is no stranger to success - after all they don't call her a queen for nothing. Which is why we weren't TOO surprised to learn that her televised remake of Steel Magnolias set some Lifetime records with 6.5 million people tuning in to see the made-for-television movie.
But that doesn't mean we aren't still VERY impressed by the astronomical success this movie has achieved.
Victoria White, a producer of the 1989 classic Steel Magnolias, was apparently so upset about the Queen Latifah-starring remake premiering on Lifetime that she filed suit earlier this week claiming that because she was never notified about the new production, the network was in breach of contract!
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!
Exactly! Everybody digs them both, so we're happy that we can bring you guys an official clip from the upcoming remake of Steel Magnolias, starring the Queen herself!
Helmed by the Lifetime Channel, the movie, which tells the story of six Louisiana women who come together to deal with tragedy and difficult times, will also be starring Condola Rashad and Phylicia Rashad.
We've seriously been jonesing for some new Queen Latifah material for awhile now, and we're pumped to see what she can do with the role.
Check it out for yourself (above)!! Looks fab to us!
Tony nominee Kenny Leon's remake of the 1989 emotional drama Steel Magnolias starring Queen Latifah, Condola Rashad, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye, and Phylicia Rashad, will air on Lifetime this October 7th!
This cult film — originally starring Julia Roberts, Sally Fields, Dolly Parton, Shirly MacLaine, Daryl Hannah and Olympia Dukakis — centers around a group of Louisiana women who habitually come together at a local salon. The story explores the importance of friendship in the face of life's great tragedies.
We're VERY excited to see this modern take on such a beloved classic… and we instantly adore any film featuring The Queen!
Although we're not sure if Q. Latifah can deliver Sally Field's "Whyyyyyy" cry in quite the same fashion…