7:07am PT by Jackie Strause
Watch the Trailer for 'Beaches' TV Movie Starring Idina Menzel, Nia Long
Lifetime has released the first trailer for its TV revival of Beaches.
The small-screen remake of the weepy 1988 classic starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey as lifelong friends features Idina Menzel in Midler's role of CC and Nia Long as Hershey's Hillary. The original film was directed by the late Garry Marshall and grossed $57 million at the U.S. box office.
The trailer for the Lifetime movie shows CC's and Hillary's chance meeting as kids on the boardwalk — now set in Venice instead of the original's Atlantic City, N.J. — followed by snippets of milestones as CC pursues her acting and singing career and Hillary welcomes the birth of her daughter. The film tells the story of friendship, with all its ups and downs, sustaining the pair for decades.
The remake will follow CC as she builds her career in Los Angeles, whereas the original took the young pair to NYC while CC made a name for herself on Broadway.
The movie will include new takes on Midler's Grammy-winning "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "The Glory of Love." Menzel's version of "Wind Beneath My Wings" plays in the background of the trailer.
In August, Midler said she "can't wait" to see the Frozen star step into her iconic role. "Can’t wait to see Idina Menzel as CC in Lifetime’s 'Beaches!' ” she tweeted, adding: "DON’T TELL ME THE ENDING!"
Watch the trailer for Lifetime's Beaches, which premiers Jan. 21 at 8 p.m., below.