William Ross has recently recorded his music for the Lifetime drama Steel Magnolias. The film is a remake of the 1989 feature written by Robert Harling, directed by Herbert Ross and starring Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine and Julia Roberts. The movie follows the lives and friendship of six Louisiana-based women who congregate regularly at Truvy’s beauty shop and stars Queen Latifah as M’Lynn, Alfre Woodard as Ouiser, Phylicia Rashad as Clairee, Jill Scott as Truvy, Adepero Oduye as Annelle and Condola Rashad as Shelby. Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) is directing the film and Sally Robinson (Iron Jawed Angels) has adapted the material for television. Latifah is also executive producing the Storyline Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television production with Craig Zadan & Neil Meron (Hairspray, The Bucket List), Shakim Compere (Beauty Shop, Just Wright) and Shelby Stone (Lackawanna Blues). The original 1989 film featured an original score by Georges Delerue. Steel Magnolias is set to premiere later this year on Lifetime.

Ross also has the historical drama Alone Yet Not Alone coming up. The film directed by Roy Bengston is based on a true story and follows a German-American immigrant family as they face hardship, loss and sorrow during the French and Indian War. The film’s cast includes Kelly Greyson, Natalie Racoosin, Clay Walker, Jenn Gotzon, Joanie Stewart, Ozzie Torres and Tony Wade. James Richards & George Escobar have written the drama’s script and Barabara Divisek and Cynthia Walker are producing the Enthuse Entertainment production. Ross recorded his orchestral score earlier this year at Abbey Road Studios in London. Alone Yet Not Alone is currently set for a theatrical release on April 5, 2013.