The network plans a full-length TV movie based on the life and times of R&B/hip-hop group and you’ll never believe who they’ve locked down to play the roles!
In the film, entitled “Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story,” VH1 has secured two relatively known actresses and one rapper/talent show judge to portray the iconic girl group.
Drew Sidora (“Step Up,” “Wild Hogs,” “The Game”) has been cast as Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lil Mama (“America’s Best Dance Crew”) will take on the role of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and KeKe Palmer (“Akeela & The Bee,” “True Jackson VP,” “Joyful Noise”) will portray Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas.
“With this cast, we are thrilled with the talent assembled both in front of and behind the cameras,” stated Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, VH1.
“TLC are truly music pioneers and this movie is a fantastic way to expand our scripted push by combining our audience’s passion for music with their love of story. We know our viewers will be eager to go beyond the headlines and into the surprisingly personal, never before told stories of these groundbreaking women.”
The two surviving members of the group, Chilli and T-Boz, have reportedly signed on as consultants and executive producers for the movie.
The film is scheduled to begin shooting next month in Atlanta.
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Did VH1 get it right?