Watch: Nia Long Stars in Lifetime Movie, ‘Beaches’
Nia Long and Idina Menzel have teamed up to bring back a film classic for the Lifetime network.
The entertainers will take lead on the remake of the 1988 film, “Beaches”, premiering on January 21, 8/7 cst.
Long will star as Hillary, the daughter of a prominent civil rights lawyer who struggles to find her own destiny. Menzel takes on the role of CC, an aspiring singer trying to make it through the debris of Los Angeles.
While the ladies have been worlds apart in lifestyle, they have maintained a friendship and embarked on a decades long sisterhood through ups and downs.
Watch the emotional trailer below.
The original film starred Bette Midler and made popular the song, “Wind Beneath My Wings.” Along with performing original songs for the telepic remake, Menzel will also perform the classic tune.
Get first-look images of the project, here.