The “Beaches” TV Movie Remake Gets A Trailer

The first full trailer is out for Lifetime’s telefilm remake of the 1988 film classic “Beaches” with Idina Menzel and Nia Long taking on the Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey roles from the original respectively.

Menzel plays an aspiring singer trying to make it in Los Angeles until she is discovered by a director who gives her a first big shot. Long 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. Allison Anders directs the new version which premieres January 21st on Lifetime.