Lafayette’s Mama, True Blood’s Alfre Woodard is headed to Lifetime to star in the new all African-American cast of Steel Magnolias. In addition to Alfre, the film will feature an all-star line-up including Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad.
This version of the story (originally a play by Robert Harling before it was adapted to the film starring Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton and Daryl Hannah), will feature an all black cast among the lead roles. The trailer, which THR shared today, begins with a number of lines pulled straight from the original movie, (“Pink is my signature color.” “Nobody cries alone in my presence.” among others), and introduces us to the characters – a group of women who spend time together at Truvy’s beauty parlor, and whose friendship carries them through a number of high and low points in their lives.
Be sure to look for Alfre’s return to True Blood coming up soon on Season 5 of True Blood.