Jill Scott will return to Lifetime, just two years after the success of “Sins of the Mother,” in a remake of ‘Steel Magnolias.’
Joining Queen Latifah, who will star in and executive produce the remake featuring an all black cast that includes Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Condola Rashad and Adepero Oduye, Scott will play Truvy, a beautician.
The revamped Steel Magnolias will chronicle the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana. Supporting each other through their triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at Truvy’s (Jill Scott) beauty shop to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children – and hair and nails – all the important topics that bring women together,” reports Lifetime.
Production will begin this April, with plans for a premiere later this year.
Jill Scott’s credits include The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Why Did I Get Married ?, Why Did I Get Married Too ? and Sins of the Mother. The latter, starring Nicole Beharie, was the second highest rated and second most watched original movie in Lifetime history when it premiered in 2010.