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First Look At Cast Of 'Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story' Premiering November 2013 On VH1

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 3, 2013 4:16 PM
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Drew Sidora, Lil Mama and Keke Palmer star as Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas
Drew Sidora, Lil Mama and Keke Palmer star as Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas

Here's your first OFFICIAL look (above and another full pic below) at the cast all made up to look like the characters they're playing in VH1's biopic on pop/hip hop/R&B group TLC, which is currently shooting. 

VH1 released the image via press release this afternoon.

In the telepic, Keke Palmer is Rozonda "ChilliThomasDrew Sidora is Tionne "T-BozWatkins and and Lil' Mama is playing the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.

Evan Ross was cast as Dallas Austin, and Donny Boaz will play TLC's manager Bill Diggins

Carl Anthony Payne II is playing Antonio 'L.A.' Reid and Rochelle Aytes was cast as Perri 'PebblesReid.

Charles Stone III (DrumlinePaid in FullMr. 3000) is directing, from a script penned by screenwriter Kate Lanier (What’s Love Got To Do With ItSet it OffBeauty Shop).

The two surviving members of the group, Chilli and T-Boz, are acting as consultants and executive producers for the movie. 

Also executive producing are the real Bill Diggins, as well as Maggie Malina, Jeff OldeJill Holmes and Alexander A. Motlagh.

Check out the full image below:

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  • Ell | May 6, 2013 8:11 AMReply

    Wow! I actually thought it was them at first. Let's hope the acting is equally convincing. I have high hopes for these young ladies. Enjoy every second :)

  • Donella | May 4, 2013 6:10 PMReply

    If it's all right with T-Boz, it's all right with me.

  • CareyCarey | May 4, 2013 9:22 AMReply

    It's a wrap, the ball is now in the hands of the actors.

    The "i" is dotted and the "T" is crossed... all the ducks are in it's role. First, as someone said, "I actually thought that was the real group for a sec." Yep, and as AFRICAMELEON said, "i, like many, was present for all of it"... and I still had to do a double-take on the photo.

    Now I've said this before, but if it was "right" then, I'll say it again, Charles Stone III is a good director and Kate Lanier knows her target audience. In the film Paid In Full, Charles worked with a few big hitters, Wood Harris, Mekhi Phifer, Chi McBride and Elise Neal. Each did an excellent job, which I believe is a direct extension of the director's vision and his ability to guide the actors in that direction. And we all know Kate Lanier can flat out do the damn thing.

    Who didn't enjoy What's Love Got To Do With It? Come on now, and Set It Off was no joke. So again, the fat lady has not sang, but the actors are walking to the piano... and that can be a slippery slope. Of special note, Carl Anthony Payne II.... Hmmmm? Can Cole work without Martin, Tommy and Big Shirley?

  • africameleon | May 4, 2013 3:56 AMReply

    makes me a little emotional... i, like many, where present for "all of it." the rise of TLC and the tragedy that ended the group. so again, it's a bit emotional. it better be a good flick.

  • ALM | May 3, 2013 7:39 PMReply

    I actually thought that was the real group for a sec.

  • Jon | May 5, 2013 12:31 PM

    I know, right! Amazing casting.

  • j.j | May 3, 2013 7:24 PMReply

    Drew sidora looks like she has a mask on

  • Jeannette | May 3, 2013 6:45 PMReply

    Like the cast. This picture does Lil Mama no justice.

  • Nadell | May 3, 2013 5:40 PMReply

    You know what? I'm actually feeling the energy thru these photos! I hope it is a good film....(fingers crossed)

  • Nadia | May 3, 2013 4:46 PMReply

    Keke and Lil Mama look convincing to me. But I'm not feeling Drew Sidora as T-Boz.

  • Stephanie | May 3, 2013 4:34 PMReply

    So far so good; excellent casting!

  • Yolanda | May 3, 2013 4:26 PMReply

    Great casting choices!

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