Queen Latifah, Jill Scott for New Take on 'Steel Magnolias'
Lifetime Networks announced they're working on an updated version of the hit movie Steel Magnolias. Queen Latifah is set to star in the role of M'Lynn Eaton, originally played by Sally Field and Jill Scott will handle the part of Truvy, the understanding hairdresser, originally played by Dolly Parton. The new version of the film will take place in Louisiana rather than Georgia, as in the original. Production is scheduled to start in Atlanta this month and Lifetime says the project will premiere later this year. Meanwhile, Jill is taping a VH1 Storytellers special in New York City tomorrow (May 8) and will be out performing live this summer for her 'Jill Scott's Summer Block Party' tour.