The trailer for the Lifetime TV remake of Steel Magnolias was released this week. The updated version of the film stars Queen Latifah, Condola Rashad, Jill Scott, Alfre Woodard, Adepero Oduye, and Phylicia Rashad. From the trailer, it looks like the remake stays true to the original film. Back in October, I posted “Casting Steel Magnolias” and told who I wanted to take over these iconic characters. And although I was right about only one of six, I must say that I am excited about this movie.
Today, the film Mama, I Want To Sing was finally released…on DVD. This film has been delayed many times for many alleged reasons. I did not think that it would ever see the light of day.
Starring Ciara, Lynn Whitfield, Billy Zane and Hill Harper, the film was adapted from the 1980s stage play by the same name. In her film debut, Ciara stars as Amara, a girl raised in the church who pursues a career in pop music, much to the dismay of her religious mother.
The cast of the upcoming Lee Daniels film ‘Precious’ hit up the Cannes Film Festival this week. The film, is based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Reel Sistas Paula Patton, newcomer Gabourey Sidibe and Mariah Carey were on hand.
The film is being produced by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry. Check out the trailer below:
I personally LOVED the book and can not wait to see the film adaptation. It is set for a November release.
Sanaa Lathan debuted her new film Wonderful Worldthis week at the Tribeca Film Festival. In the film, which also stars Matthew Broderick, Sanaa plays a Senegalese woman named Khadi who moves in with Broderick after her brother (Broderick’s roommate, played by Michael K. Williams) falls ill.
Vivica Fox’s latest film Cover will be released this monthon February 22, 2008 . The script was cowritten by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and Aliya Jackson. In addition to Fox, the film stars Aunjanue Ellis, Paula Jau Parker, Victoria Platt Tilford as well as Mya Harrison and Patti LaBelle.
I look forward to seeing Cover.I love to see my people in suspenseful, dramatic films.
Also the trailer for the highly anticipated Meet the Browns was recently released. The film is the latest from super-producer Tyler Perry. This latest film stars the Oscar nominated Angela Bassett and is based on the stage play of the same name. The film focuses on a woman who goes down south to connect with the family of the father she never knew.
Here is the trailer:
I make it my business to take advantage of every opportunity given to see Angela Bassett on the big screen. She is truly a screen legend in the making and one of the most talented reel sistas working today.
Meet the Browns comes to the theatres on March 21, 2008.