Nia Long will star opposite Idina Menzel in Lifetime’s telemovie remake of the 1988 film “Beaches”. The pair will play the leads played by Barbara Hershey and Bette Midler respectively in the original.
The story follows the serendipitous meeting of two youngsters on the Venice Boardwalk,who, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on unexpected and lifelong friendship.
In the film, CC (Menzel) is an aspiring singer trying to make it in Los Angeles. Hillary (Long) is the daughter of a prominent civil rights lawyer who struggles to find her own destiny. Their friendship sustains them for decades.
Allison Anders helms from a script by Bart Barker. Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan will produce and filming kicked off yesterday in Vancouver ahead of a 2017 premiere.