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VH1 Moving Ahead On TLC Biopic w/ 'Set It Off' Screenwriter + Casting Underway For Early 2013 Shoot

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by Tambay A. Obenson
November 26, 2012 10:02 PM
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You might recall last December's news from VH1, announcing that the network was developing a biopic on pop/ hip hop/ R&B group TLC.

Skip ahead about a year later, to tonight's news that the project is still very much alive, and, in fact, is set to begin shooting in early 2013, with casting underway.

From a VH1 press release, screenwriter Kate Lanier (What’s Love Got To Do With It, Set it Off, Beauty Shop) has penned the screenplay for the film, which is currently untitled, and it's said that Chilli and T-Boz have signed on as consultants and executive producers of the movie, along with Bill Diggins and Maggie Malina, as well as Alexander Motlagh for Pop Films.

Jeff Olde and Jill Holmes are serving as executive producers for VH1, on what is currently being called Untitled TLC Biopic.

VH1 says that the feature film is the first in a series of scripted music-focused TV movies that will air on VH1.

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in early 2013, with casting in full swing; although no word on what actors are in the running; whether they're looking at known actors, or fresh faces.

Stay tuned...

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9 Comments

  • XTRA1 | April 17, 2013 10:16 PMReply

    Keyshia Cole - TBoz
    Lauren London- Left Eye
    Tatyana Ali - Chili

    but they got
    Lil Mama-Left Eye
    Keke Palmer- Chili
    ?????- TBoz

  • Tyree | December 7, 2012 4:09 PMReply

    O'So Krispie, the chick who won R U The girl should play Lisa IMO..

  • Josh | December 5, 2012 5:51 PMReply

    I think Lauren London should play Left Eye in the movie and maybe Keke Palmer should play a young Chilli

  • philleshay | November 27, 2012 3:54 PMReply

    This would be somthen very fun to audition for!>!>!

  • B | November 27, 2012 11:51 AMReply

    Well, with all the f*cked up casting decisions regarding black biopics lately, I won't hold my breath that this film will be cast in any way that makes logical sense. But, as a TLC fan, I think their story would be interesting to tell.

  • ALM | November 28, 2012 5:34 AM

    @ Georgia: You must be joking. How many in your words, "Hip-Hip R & B group[s]" have weathered: the death of a group member, sickle cell anemia, bankruptcy, brain tumors, etc. all before the age of 40? The TLC story is not only unique to the world of r&b/hip-hop, but the story is unique to the entire music landscape. They have weathered more than enough to warrant a bi0pic.

  • Georgia | November 28, 2012 1:50 AM

    How?? What makes their story any different from the average Hip-Hop/R&B group???

  • ALM | November 27, 2012 8:38 AMReply

    I just hope and pray that Lanier brings her "Whats Love Got To Do With It?" game to this as opposed to her "Beauty Shop" game. This needs to be a high quality project.

  • Beemooree | November 26, 2012 10:23 PMReply

    I remember reading where tboz stated that she think Lauren London or Kyla Pratt could portray her

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