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Beaches remake trailer: Idina Menzel covers Wind Beneath My Wings

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Lifetime released a trailer for its Beaches remake on Monday, offering a glimpse of Idina Menzel and Nia Long in the roles originated by Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey.

Like the 1988 original, the remake follows C.C. (Menzel) and Hillary (Long) over several decades, including the former’s stage success and the latter’s tragic illness. Despite coming from different backgrounds, C.C., a budding singer, and Hillary, the daughter of a civil rights lawyer, strike up a friendship that lasts a lifetime.

The trailer also features Menzel’s cover of “Wind Beneath My Wings”; Midler’s version peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989 and won Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the 1990 Grammys. A prior promo featured Menzel’s cover of another Midler standard from the movie, “Glory of Love.”

See the trailer above. Beaches airs Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.

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