STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Lifetime
Lifetime's contemporary version of the stage play and 1989 film, STEEL MAGNOLIAS debuts on DVD with UltraViolet May 7th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
In a story that chronicles the lives of six women in Louisiana as they support each other through life's ups and downs, STEEL MAGNOLIAS celebrates friendship and the true bond between close friends.
The modern-day movie features a star-studded cast of A-list talent including Golden Globe winner Queen Latifah (2008, Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, Life Support), Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad(2004, Best Actress in a Play, A Raisin in the Sun), Adepero Oduye (upcoming Twelve Years a Slave), Condola Rashad (TV's "Smash"), Grammy winner Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married Too?), and Golden Globe winner Alfre Woodard (1998, Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV, Miss Evers' Boys), whose portrayal of Ouiser earned her a 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries).Recently NAACP's Image Awards went to Woodard for Outstanding Actress while the TV movie also won Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-series or Dramatic Special.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Steel Magnolias is executive produced by Queen Latifah, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Shakim Compere and Shelby Stone, and directed by Kenny Leon from a script by Sally Robinson. The movie was based on the play and screenplay by Robert Harling.