Popular actress and stage performer Idina Menzel will be taking on a legendary role in her next acting project. The star of Rent and Frozen will play the main lead in the Lifetime television movie remake of Beaches.
The news of Idina Menzel’s upcoming role was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. According to their report, production for theBeaches television movie will begin next month on August 15. The location of filming will be in Vancouver, Canada. Menzel will play the role of Cecilia Carol Bloom, who is better known by her nickname “C.C.” As for the second main lead character, Hillary Whitney, casting is ongoing. It will be directed by Allison Anders who is known for directing Ring of Fire. The script was written by Bart Baker and Nikole Beckwith, in which the former helped write the script for Honeymoon with Harry and the latter helped write the scripts for Stockholm and Pennsylvania.
For those who do not remember, or possibly do not know about Beaches, it is an American comedy-drama film that was released back in 1988. Based on the novel of the same name written by Iris Rainer Dart, the movie is a story of two friends from different backgrounds whose friendship spans the course of 30 years. Following their serendipitous initial meeting on the Venice Boardwalk, the friends grow up together. C.C. is an aspiring singer trying to make it in Los Angeles until she is discovered by a director who gives C.C. her first big chance to make it big. Hillary, on the other hand, is the daughter of a prominent civil rights lawyer who struggles to find her own identity. Through the decades, their friendship sustains them including a love triangle, single parenting, and facing one’s mortality.
As mentioned earlier, production for Beaches will begin on August 15. By then, the rest of the cast will be filled out. There is currently no news when Beaches will air on Lifetime just yet.
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