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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 13: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Reba McEntire performs onstage during the 53rd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images,)

Yesterday, Variety reported that a series based on Fried Green Tomatoes is in the works at NBC. Reba McEntire is slated to star and Norman Lear will executive produce.

The project is described as a modernization of the 1987 Fannie Flagg novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and the 1991 movie. The plot focuses on present-day Idgie Threadgoode (played by Mary Stuart Masterson in the film and McEntire in this project) “returns to Whistle Stop after a decade away, she must wrestle with a changed town, estranged daughter, faltering cafe and life-changing secret.”

Fried Green Tomatoes (along with another 1991 film, Thelma & Louise) were said)to be inspirations to the Chicks’ “Goodbye Earl” song and video.

The Chicks - Goodbye Earl (Official Video)

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