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'Steel Magnolias' to get remake with all-black cast

Let's hope they keep the famed groom's cake shaped like an armadillo, and find roles for the talented Phylicia Rashad and Loretta Devine.
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The remake mania continues. According to, 1989 tearjerker "Steel Magnolias" is the latest beloved film to get a new version, and the twist here is that the cast — all-white in the original — will be all-black.

Like the original film, the redo will be set in Louisiana and explore the bond among a group of women. The original famously starred Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Julia Roberts. No cast or premiere date has been announced yet, but here are some suggestions.

--Please find a role for Phylicia Rashad. We've missed her since the Clair Huxtable days. No one plays a concerned mom better.

theGrio slideshow: Casting 'Magnolias' remake

--Loretta Devine, also, please. Heck, go ahead and borrow freely from the cast of the underrated "For Colored Girls" movie.

Black women in film

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Black women in film

Halle Berry breaks down barriers, Wanda Sykes makes us laugh and Rosario Dawson proves she can take on any role.

--You've got to keep the armadillo groom's cake, please. Next to beer cans and various sports team insignia, that's one of the most famed groom's cake options out there. Deliciously southern.

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