Nia Long has been cast in Lifetime’s upcoming remake of ‘Beaches’. The actress, who recently starred in the now cancelled sitcom Uncle Buck, has landed the Barbara Hershey role of Hillary. Lifetime describes the remake as
the serendipitous meeting of two youngsters on the Venice Boardwalk, who, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on unexpected and lifelong friendship. CC is an aspiring singer trying to make it in Los Angeles, while Hillary is the daughter of a prominent civil rights lawyer who struggles to find her own destiny. Their friendship—even with its ups and downs—sustains them for decades.
‘Beaches’ is a 1988 American comedy-drama film adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the Iris Rainer Dart novel of the same name. It was directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, Mayim Bialik, Marcie Leeds, John Heard, James Read, Spalding Gray, and Lainie Kazan.
Production on the remake began this week in Vancouver and will premiere in 2017.