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By ABC News
ABC News’ Elizabeth Kreutz reports:
But this one is a remake with a twist.
According to a Sony studio representative, Lifetime is developing the contemporary version of the film that will feature an all-black cast.
This artistic decision — backed by producers Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, and Sony pictures TV, and director Kenny Leon (who all worked together on the 2008 ABC “Raisin in the Sun” remake) — has fans already speculating about casting .
Online, people are throwing out the big names like Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, Halle Berry and Jennifer Hudson. But studio representatives say no casting decisions have been made.
The original featured the power team of Dolly Parton, Sally Fields, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, and a pre-”Pretty Woman” Julia Roberts, so there’s a lot to live up to.
This new “Steel Magnolias,” like the original and the 1987 Robert Harling play it was based on, will be set in small-town Louisiana and will be explore similar themes of friendship, heartbreak and personal struggle.
While studio representatives say they’re in the early stages of the film and no dates have been set, what are your first thoughts: is this a potential epic failure, or perhaps a totally awesome ’80s makeover?
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See Robert David Graham, Independent reporting of #OccupyWallStreet
By reporting, I mean such things as contacting the park’s owners asking for an official statement. The protesters are occupying Zuccotti Park, owned by the same company (Brookfield Office Properties NYSE:BPO) that owns the adjacent skyscraper. An obvious step would be to contact them asking for a statement, but I could find no journalists that had yet done so. Well, if “journalists” aren’t going to do this, I can do this myself. I sent an email to their VP of Communications. I got a response, which I
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