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Idina Menzel, Nia Long Are Lifelong Friends in First ‘Beaches’ Trailer (Video)

Lifetime movie remakes 1988 original directed by Garry Marshall and starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey

Lifetime has released its first trailer for the TV revival of “Beaches,” which will star Idina Menzel and Nia Long.

Menzel plays the role of C.C., portrayed by Bette Midler in the 1988 original, an aspiring singer from Los Angeles who forms a lifelong friendship with Hillary (Nia Long), played by Hershey in the original film.

In the trailer, we see C.C. and Hillary meet as kids on the boardwalk in Venice. In the original film, the two met in Atlantic City. Throughout the trailer, we see tidbits of the friends’ milestones as C.C. continues with her signing career and Hillary starts a family.

“Wicked” alum alum will sing some of the iconic songs from “Beaches,” including “The Wing Beneath My Wings,” as well as some new tunes.

Allison Anders directed the Lifetime remake, from a script by Bart Barker and Nikole Beckwith. The original film was directed by Garry Marshall, who passed away in July. Production on the TV remake began on Aug. 15.

“Beaches” will premiere on Lifetime Jan. 21 at 8/7c.

Watch the trailer above.