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‘Steel Magnolias’ Producer Lifetime Remake Is RIPPING Me Off

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The woman who produced the disgustingly sappy tearjerker, “Steel Magnolias” … is suing over the upcoming LifetimeTV remake of the film — claiming she’s not getting the credit or the cash she deserves.Victoria L. White — executive producer of the 1989 film starring Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, and Shirley MacLaine — filed suit today against Sony Pictures and Lifetime Television … producers of the new TV movie starring Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad.

In the documents, White claims she has a “Television agreement” that entitles her to a co-producer or co-executive producer credit on any TV project based on her hit film.

According to the suit, White also says she’s entitled to some cash for the Lifetime remake — including a $15,000 fee, plus up to 3.75% of net profits from the movie.

White further alleges Sony is fully aware of her TV deal … because it gave her a co-producer credit and compensation the first time this happened. For those who don’t remember (as in all of us), there was already a 1992 CBS TV movie based on “Steel Magnolias.”

White is suing for compensation on the Lifetime remake — and she wants an injunction to stop the film from airing … unless she gets her on-screen credit. The movie is scheduled to air Oct. 7.

Here’s what we can’t figure … why is this movie still being remade?

23-year spoiler alert: the chick with diabetes dies.

via TMZ Staff

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