VH1 has recently announced its plans to release a series of biopics, starting with 90s girl group TLC.
Actress Rochelle Aytes, best known for her role in White Chicks and can now be seen playing the scandalous widow on ABC’s soap opera Mistresses, is set to play Pebbles, the R&B singer who originally managed TLC.
Keke Palmer has already been tapped to play Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas, rapper Lil Mama will tackle the role of deceased group member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes; and Drew Sidora will play Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins.
Although the Hollywood Reporter originally broke the news about the TLC biopic a couple of years ago, the film is still in the works and will chronicle not only the group’s rise to fame but their sadder moments as well, including Lopes’ sudden death in 2002.
Surviving members Thomas and Watkins have agreed to serve as consultants as well as executive producers to the film, which is based on a script written by Kate Lanier, who penned Tina Turner’s now-famous biopic What’s Love Got to do With It.
The release of a film based on the beginning and – somewhat – of the end of TLC are way overdue, especially because TLC is considered one of the best-selling female groups of all time, and their story is an interesting one, to say the least.