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Recast Steel Magnolias!

Ever wonder what a movie or TV show would be like if you could be the casting director? Well, every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I'll be posting a Recast challenge, where I'll ask you to recast a classic TV show or movie for these modern times.

This week's challenge: the irresistible Southern chick-flick, Steel Magnolias. I'll be the first to admit that this movie was very well cast the first time around — with the exception, in my opinion, of Julia Roberts. But it's been almost 20 years since Steel Magnolias came out, so who could fill these great female roles today? Leave your entry us in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature next Tuesday, Jan. 16, complete with a "new" cast photo.

Characters to recast:
M'Lynn (Sally Field)
Truvy (Dolly Parton)
Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine)
Annelle (Darryl Hannah)
Clairee (Olympia Dukakis)
Shelby (Julia Roberts)

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Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 9 years
That would be hard to do.
clarapl clarapl 9 years
I don't think you could really improve on the original, but here are my picks: M'Lynn--Jean Smart Shelby--Rachel McAdams Truvy--Ashley Judd Oiser--Lily Tomlin Clairee--Stockard Channing Annelle--Michelle Williams (btw, Ashley Judd as Truvy instantly came to mind when I saw the challenge...funny how many others also can totally see her in that role, as she is really different from Dolly!)
SingaporeSling SingaporeSling 9 years
M'Lynn -- Holly Hunter Truvy -- Hillary Swank Ouise -- Doris Roberts (the mom from Everybody Loves Raymond) Annelle -- Drew Barrymore Clairee -- Diane Keaton Shelby -- Reese Witherspoon
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
M'Lynn Annette Bennings or Michelle Phiffer Ouiser Gina Rowlands or Rolands (not sure how you spell that) Annelle Dru Barrymore Shelby Mandy Moore Truvy Reba McIntyre Clairee Ellen Burstyn Style Before Comfort!
cablegirl cablegirl 9 years
Oops...change my Meryl Streep entry for the role of Clairee to Blythe Danner. Much better fit. New entry: M'Lynn - Michelle Pfeiffer Truvy - Ashley Judd Ouiser - Holly Hunter Annelle - Claire Danes Clairee - Blythe Danner Shelby - Rachel MacAdams
cablegirl cablegirl 9 years
One of my favorite movies! M'Lynn (Sally Field)- Michelle Pfeiffer Truvy (Dolly Parton) - Ashley Judd Ouiser (Shirley Maclaine) - Holly Hunter Annelle (Darryl Hannah) - Claire Danes Clairee (Olympia Dukakis) - Meryl Streep Shelby (Julia Roberts) - Rachel McAdams
erinnoelle erinnoelle 9 years
M'Lynn - Susan Sarandon Truvy - Jean Smart Ouiser - Annette Benning Annelle - Liv Tyler Clairee - Meryl Streep Shelby - Jennifer Garner
boo1979 boo1979 9 years
M'Lynn (Sally Field) - Meryl Streep Truvy (Dolly Parton) - Goldie Hawn Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine) - Dixie Carter Annelle (Darryl Hannah) - Jennifer Garner Clairee (Olympia Dukakis) - Andie McDowell Shelby (Julia Roberts)- Reese Witherspoon
NanetteAmie NanetteAmie 9 years
M'Lynn - Cybill Shepherd Truvy - Ashley Judd Ouiser - Bette Midler Annelle - Andie MacDowell Clairee - Dixie Carter Shelby - Reese Witherspoon
davebara davebara 9 years
M'Lynn (Sally Field) - Blythe Danner Truvy (Dolly Parton) - Dolly Parton (she looks about the same age) Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine) - Elaine Stritch Annelle (Darryl Hannah) - Julianne Moore Clairee (Olympia Dukakis) - Meryl Streep Shelby (Julia Roberts) - Sarah Jessica Parker...or the Lohan.
danat817 danat817 9 years
This is one of my favorites! It will be hard to beat, I think.... M'Lynn:Diane Lane Truvy:Kim Basinger Shelby: Hillary Swank Annelle:Jamie King Clairee:Helen Mirren Ouiser:Jane Fonda Just for Fun: Jackson:Jake Gyllenhaal Drum:George Clooney
BrunetteSugar BrunetteSugar 9 years
Some of these ideas are great... But I couldn't possiblity re-cast one of my favorite (if not FAVORITE)movie...
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 9 years
Okay, I have mixed feelings about even attempting to do this, especially since this movie was filmed in my home state and we feel partial ownership over it, but, here it goes anyway: M'Lynn: Felicity Huffman Truvy: Kyra Segwick Ouiser: Susan Sarandon Annelle: Kimberly Williams Clairee: Meryl Streep Shelby: Amy Adams
sexyeyes sexyeyes 9 years
To my opinion this is another movie that can't be re-cast... In this movie everyone is so into their own rolls that if any producer would try to re-make this movie with a different cast it WOULD NOT BE THE SAME...
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
Here are mine!: M'Lynn: Annette Benning Truvy: Reba McIntyre Ouiser: Bea Anderson Annelle: American Ferrera Clairee: Meryl Streep Shelby: Michelle Trachtenburg I'm all in.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Same here, flutterpie! Although I like the suggestions for Reese as Shelby, Liv as Anelle and Goldie as M'Lynn!
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
i cant do this, its my all time favorite movie i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
Kari3401319 Kari3401319 9 years
**StellaStar** M'Lynn (Joan Allen) Truvy (Bette Midler) Ouiser (Meryl Streep) Annelle (Parker Posey) Clairee (Annette Benning) Shelby (Brittney Murphy)
vintagesugar vintagesugar 9 years
M'Lynn-Joan Allen Clarie-Marcia Gay Harden Ouiser-Diane Wiest Truvy-Reba McIntyre Annelle-Christina Ricci Shelby-Jennifer Garner
lslybnks lslybnks 9 years
M'Lynn - Michelle Pfeiffer Shelby - Clare Danes Truvy - Sharon Stone Annelle - Rachel McAdams Ouiser - Bette Midler Clairee - Meryl Streep
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Ah, one of the only chick flicks I actually like! My two oldest laides (Ouiser & Clairee) aren't as old as the originals, though. M'Lynn - Julianne Moore Truvy - Jennifer Coolidge Ouiser - Annette Bening Annelle - Amy Adams Clairee - Frances McDormand Shelby - Anne Hathaway
Loz2Hi Loz2Hi 9 years
Annelle Dupuy Desoto (Daryl Hannah) – Reese Witherspoon M'Lynn Eatenton (Sally Field) – Goldie Hawn Shelby Eatenton Latcherie (Julia Roberts) – Kate Hudson Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) - Jennifer Coolidge Ouiser Boudreaux (Shirley MacLaine) - Bette Midler Clairee Belcher (Olympia Dukakis) - Meryl Streep
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Wow good job. I thought of some, but I haven't been able to put them all together. Three's Company was hard enough for me, lol. ------------------------------------------------------ Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. — Albert Einstein
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 9 years
Thanks. The only toss up I had on there was Reese. I think she can do it though, we know she has the twang but I don't know if she can be "scared." It doesn't seem like the right word, well you know probably. But thanks:D
yiddidea yiddidea 9 years
Liv Tyler was one of my choices for Anelle too! I was going back and forth on that one. I like Reese as Shelby too, good call.
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