TLC Movie Stars Announced
The network sent over word that KeKe Palmer ("Akeela & The Bee," "True Jackson VP," "Joyful Noise") will portray Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, Lil Mama ("America's Best Dance Crew") will take on the role of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Drew Sidora ("Step Up," "Wild Hogs," "The Game") has been cast as Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins.
Charles Stone III ("Drumline," "Paid in Full," "Mr. 3000") will direct the film which is being written by screenwriter Kate Lanier ("What's Love Got To Do With It," "Set it Off," "Beauty Shop") and will begin shooting in Atlanta next month. Chilli and T-Boz will be consultants and executive producers for the movie.
"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."