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Wednesday
Oct122011

‘Steel Magnolias’ to Get a Remake

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- If three makes a trend, then it seems we’ve got one. Following in the footsteps of '80s movie classics, Footloose and Dirty Dancing, the 1989 film Steel Magnolias will now be getting a remake.

But this one is a remake with a twist.

According to a Sony studio representative, Lifetime is developing the contemporary version of the film that will feature an all-black cast.

This artistic decision has fans already speculating about casting.

Online, people are their throwing out the big names like Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, Halle Berry and Jennifer Hudson. But studio representatives say no casting decisions have been made.

The original featured the power team of Dolly Parton, Sally Fields, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah and a pre-Pretty Woman Julia Roberts.

This new Steel Magnolias, like the original and the 1987 Robert Harling play, will be set in small-town Louisiana and will explore similar themes of friendship, heartbreak and personal struggle.

Studio representatives say they’re in the early stages of the film and no dates have been set.

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