The sun rises on the Lifetime movie on Jan. 21

By Nivea Serrao
November 16, 2016 at 10:51 PM EST
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The “Glory of Love” continues…in Lifetime’s Beaches.

As fans can hear in the exclusive promo above — which announces the movie’s Saturday, Jan. 21 premiere date — Idina Menzel is following in Bette Middler’s musical footsteps while putting her own spin on the heartbreaking ’80s classic. She won’t be alone on the boardwalk, though: Nia Long will also star in the remake of the Midler-Barbara Hershey flick.

Much like the original the film follows the story of CC (Menzel), an aspiring singer, and Hillary (Long), the daughter of a civil rights lawyer, who become lifelong best friends despite coming from two different worlds.

The film is executive-produced by Denise Di Novi (Crazy Stupid Love) and Alison Greenspan (If I Stay).

Beaches premieres Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime. 

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