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Tuesday November 29, 2016
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LOS ANGELES, Nov 29 — Lifetime has just released the first trailer for its remake of classic ‘80s chick flick Beaches — and one thing’s for certain, you better have those tissues handy!

The reboot stars Idina Menzel, who plays aspiring singer and actress CC, and Nia Long, who plays Hillary, her supportive bestie.

The original roles were played by Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey respectively.

Idina Menzel and Nia Long star as lifelong best friends in this contemporary remake of ‘Beaches.’ — Screengrab from YouTubeIdina Menzel and Nia Long star as lifelong best friends in this contemporary remake of ‘Beaches.’ — Screengrab from YouTubeThe clip features lots of classic deja vus from the young girls meeting on the beach and posing in a photo booth à la the original 1988 film to Menzel’s version of the iconic song Wind Beneath My Wings.

The original Wind Beneath My Wings was performed by Midler in the film and earned a Grammy for both Record of the Year and Song of the Year in 1990.

Beaches tells the story of childhood best friends from different upbringings and follows their ups and downs through marriage, career, loss and motherhood to a tear-jerking end.

It will premiere on Lifetime in the US on January 21.

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