Last year, we announced the exciting news that VH1 would be developing a biopic feature about the rise of TLC, and at long last, the film is heading into production. Casting has begun to find the perfect T-Boz, Chilli, and Left Eye for the film, and principal photography is set to begin on the network’s first ever scripted TV movie in 2013. (Have any dream picks for the cast? We’d love to hear what your thoughts are, and check out what our pals at VH1′s Tuner site have to say about their fantasy cast, too.) Read on for more details on the film.
Feature Is First in a Series of Scripted Music-Focused TV Movies to Air on VH1
Principal Photography Scheduled to Commence Early 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA – November 26th, 2012 – VH1 is casting the roles of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, for a full-length TV movie based on the celebrated pop/ hip hop/ R&B group TLC. With a script by acclaimed screenwriter Kate Lanier (“What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Set it Off,” “Beauty Shop”), the untitled film is slated to begin shooting in early 2013.
TLC’s humble beginnings in Atlanta quickly led to an unprecedented rise to fame in the 1990′s as one of the world’s most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high-profile success, turmoil and tragedy, TLC left an indelible stamp of female empowerment that changed the face of the music industry forever.
The two surviving members of the group, Chilli and T-Boz, have signed on as consultants and executive producers for the movie. Executive producing the TLC bio-pic are Bill Diggins and Maggie Malina. Alexander Motlagh is executive producing for Pop Films. Jeff Olde and Jill Holmes serve as executive producers for VH1.
For additional information on VH1 follow @VH1 on Twitter or “Like” VH1 on Facebook, and visit VH1.com for all the latest in music and pop culture news.
VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on VH1.com. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.vh1press.com.
[Photo: Getty Images]