One of the surprise announcements in recent weeks was that Lifetime is set to remake the Garry Marshall-directed 1988 feature “Beaches” into a TV Movie.
The original film charted the lifelong friendship between CC Bloom (Bette Midler), an aspiring singer who meets Hillary (played Barbara Hershey) as a kid on the Venice Boardwalk.
“Frozen” and “Wicked star Idina Menzel is stepping into Midler’s role in the new project and Midler herself tweeted last night that she’s more excited than anyone to see what Menzel does with it.
Can’t wait to see Idina Menzel as CC in Lifetime’s “Beaches!” DON’T
TELL ME THE ENDING!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 3, 2016
The remake was announced one week after Marshall’s death and shooting is set to begin on August 15th in Vancouver. Menzel will perform a cover of Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings” for the new film which has yet to cast the Hillary role.