Evan Ross has been cast as Dallas Austin, in VH1's biopic on pop/hip hop/R&B group TLC, which should have started shooting, or will soon start.
Fans of the group will recall that Dallas Austin produced several TLC tracks, and who also romanced Chilli.
Meanwhile, Donny Boaz will play TLC's manager Bill Diggins.
In the telepic, Keke Palmer is Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, Drew Sidora is Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and and Lil' Mama is playing the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
Charles Stone III (Drumline, Paid in Full, Mr. 3000) is directing, from a script penned by screenwriter Kate Lanier (What’s Love Got To Do With It, Set it Off, Beauty Shop).
The two surviving members of the group, Chilli and T-Boz, have signed on as consultants and executive producers for the movie. Executive producing are the real Bill Diggins, as well as Maggie Malina, Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes and Alexander A. Motlagh.