VH1 Announces Cast for TLC Biopic

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VH1 has found their crazy, sexy, and cool. The network has officially announced the roles of Left Eye, Chilli, and T-Boz in the upcoming TLC biopic Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story.

In the film, KeKe Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) will portray Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, Lil Mama (“America’s Best Dance Crew”) will take on the role of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Drew Sidora (Step Up, “The Game”) has been cast as Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins.

MC Lyte previously revealed that Lil Mama had landed the role of the late Left Eye. “I’m gonna put a little bit of my concentration and focus on helping to uplift a sister who is talented, smart, witty, and just had her chances cut too short, and that’s Lil Mama ’cause she is a talented young lady,” said Lyte.

The full-length TV movie will explore the Grammy-winning trio’s rise to fame with their 1991 debut Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip and 1994’s groundbreaking album CrazySexyCool, which sold more than 22 million albums worldwide and made them one of the most successful female groups of all time.

Charles Stone III (Drumline, Paid in Full) will direct the biopic, which is penned by screenwriter Kate Lanier (Set It Off, Beauty Shop). The film is slated to begin production next month in Atlanta.



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62 Comments

  1. Critics

    Positive thoughts….positive thoughts!

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    F Reply:

    @Critics, i agree

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    SMH Reply:

    @Critics, EVERYBODY LOOK UP ‘VASHTIE’
    She looks exactly like Chilli, they should have got her instead.

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    NBACash Reply:

    @SMH, i Agree Vashtie does look like Chilli;

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    Bryan Reply:

    @Critics, That’s A Good Cast. Who’s Gonna Play Perri “Pebbles”, Babyface, L.A. Reid And Andre Rison????

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  2. ShadeNOShade

    WTFFF? I Have NO Words. . . I Just . . . Who? Why? What? NO. I’m NOT Here For This. Sorry. #ShadeNOShade

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    Jay84 Reply:

    @ShadeNOShade, who gives a flying f**k!!!!!

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    ShadeNOShade Reply:

    You Obviously Do If You Took The Time To Tell/Type This Comment To Me. Dumbass #ShadeNOShade @Jay84,

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    Jay84 Reply:

    @ShadeNOShade, but you made a point to comment back!!! Hooker ass hoe…..

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  3. Jaums

    I actually completely agree with & Am excited for all of this! I think each one of those girls has the potential to embody the role of each of the girls. I hope it’s great!

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  4. im me

    I’m confident in everyone but Drew. T-boz has a hard personality/spirit to capture.

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    ♦CorCor♦ Reply:

    @im me, I agree!

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    REAL Reply:

    @im me, i agree…i can see keke play and embody chili….even lil mama….but drew is way off,,i cant even see how they can make her kinda look like tboz. plus her voice isn’t different or raspy.I could see drew play chili as well

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    Bryan Reply:

    @REAL, All They Have To Do To Sidora Is, Fix Her Style. Do The Little Bob Tionne Had etc.

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  5. Morgan

    Drew Sidora might do a decent job, but those other two …. Jesus, please be on the mainline.

    Sorry, TLC is my favorite girl group of all time but I don’t wish to bear witness to this.

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  6. ♦CorCor♦

    I miss Left Eye so much and I miss TLC! But atleast their music still lives on!

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  7. yourboycelebrity

    I prefer an Aaliyah Biopic instead of TLC, but it will be intresting.

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  8. TLCFOREVER

    :)

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  9. Ken Evolution

    Its about time someboy else sees how talented lil mama is. I can’t wait for the film to drop. Im excitted and its about time some more film producers explore black musicians as movie roles!

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  10. tinyT

    seems promising based on who is writing and producing it.

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  11. FashionKilla

    Im here for this!

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  12. dreamer

    Lil mama kinda reminds me of left eye, so I think she will do a great job.

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  13. PrinceJawsh

    I’m just here for Keke Palmer! Her and lil mamma are soo talented

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  14. Ursula

    I don’t see KeKe as Chilli and I definitely don’t see Drew as T-Boz. I feel like they should have casted unknowns that were talented and looked the part.

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    Oh Reply:

    @Ursula, Me either Chilli has more of a softer vibe/personality and Keke is just FIRE. I agree with you.. This whole cast is horrible especially with that Lil Mama being Left Eye

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    british proune uk 2013 Reply:

    @Ursula, that what many people had said they should have casted unknows talented people also I had try out for Chilli and i didn’t get the part

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  15. Fa

    Tragic!

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  16. Shutterbug

    All this…and it’s just gonna be a TV MOVIE?!

    Petition VH1 to RELEASE IT IN THEATRES…

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  17. LOLatHaters

    I have no issues with the cast at all. It is only a made for TV movie. Can’t wait to see it and I hope they don’t leave any parts out.

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  18. #TEAMTEYANATAYLOR

    TEYANA TAYLOR SHOULD OF BEEN CHILI SHE HAS NATRUAL HAIR BABY HAIR AND SHE CAN ACTUALLY SING AND LIL MAMA IS A GREAT CHOICE FOR LEFT EYE IDK ABOUT T BOZ???

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    B*tches In Paris Reply:

    @#TEAMTEYANATAYLOR, LMAO TEYANA TAYLOR CAN SING ?!?! Umm no ma’am . .

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  19. Yo

    They should’ve had Keri Hilson as T-Boz, Lola Monroe as Chilli & yeah Lil Mama as Left Eye… But aye I guess they had a budget & a deadline.

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  20. MMmHmm

    CANT WAIT TO SEE THE MOVIE!

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  21. REAL

    I can see keke as chilli…Dont forget she is a actor first and is really good at it. I believe lil mama could embody left eye…she is a rapper and kinda embodys that unqiue style.

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  22. dope

    nice i can’t wait!

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  24. mon88

    they have my blessing all are talented in their own right and with tboz and chill ob board as producers im sure this one will go hard

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  25. fonkyfresh

    CAn’t wAit 2 see ThiS… I don’T kno Who DRew is, But I”M sure it’LL b dope
    Let’s Just DO it

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  26. Azebracuntnaj

    lil mama will do justice bringing left eye on this biopic. both are lyrical beast. especially lil mama with her freestyles.

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    TJ Reply:

    @Azebracuntnaj, But she’s not gonna be freestylin or putting forward any lyrics, she’s just reenacting Lisa’s experiences & reciting Lisa’s lyrics.

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  27. british proune uk 2013

    Nice Biopic And Hope that they can pull this out to make it a Good Movie not too many people are happy about who they had casted

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  28. Nicky Nanov

    I expected Lil Mama to cast as Left Eye,i mean Lil Mama also remixed Left Eye’s “Block Party”!

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  29. FlySly

    horrible cast. the only person that truly fits is Lil mama. Why is keke palmer playing chili? that makes no sense to me.

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    Oh Reply:

    @FlySly, I had doubts but yeah Lil Mama is a good fit for Left Eye but Rudy Huxtable should be Chilli and Keyshia Cole should be TBOZ

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  30. Oh

    My cast for the movie
    Rudy Huztable – As Chilli
    Monica(the singer) or Monique Coleman- asLeft Eye
    Keyshia Cole- As TBoz

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    Oh Reply:

    @Oh, Or Tatiana Ali as Chilli

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    TLC All The Way Reply:

    @Oh, omfg total prefect fit Tatiana Ali as chilli

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    Oggy Reply:

    @Oh, Agreed!!!!!!!!!

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    TJ Reply:

    @Oh, I actually like this cast.

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    fonkyfresh Reply:

    @Oh, miss ALI would be good but keyshia and Monica are in their 30′s (so am i) and remember TLC busted in the scene at 21… and they still looked young

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  31. Dwight

    director of Paid in Full? screenwriter of Set it Off? Those two movies are classics so i know this will be great. i trust they know what they’re doing with the cast. My only problem is that i think they should’ve released in theatres, TLC were chart-topping, platinum selling grammy winning artists, they were huge

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  32. TakeTheseFactsB*tch

    I CAN NOT WAIT! :)

    Lil Mama was a good pick, Keke is ok, I think Kat Graham would have made a good Chilli.

    The only problem I have is with Drew, not only are her and T Boz voice NOT alike but she’s not even the same SKIN tone as T-Boz.

    But I really wish the best for all 3 of them, and I hope they kill it. I’m most excited about seeing Lil Mama as Lisa tho. :)

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    Oh Reply:

    @TakeTheseFactsB*tch, Keyshia Cole should play T-Boz and Tatyana Ali should be Chilli and this movie WILL SLAY!!!!!!

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  33. Tre

    yeah rite this is going to be wack lil mam cant act! or rap lol

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  34. SHAWTY

    Look wise Lil Mama will do Left Eye justice…The only bad thing is her accent..Lil mama has Strong NY accent…Left Eye was a southern girl..

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    fonkyfresh Reply:

    @SHAWTY, being a superfan… left eye is from PHILLY! she just lived in Atlanta. Left eye didn’t have a strong Philly acent tho

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    Len1975 Reply:

    @fonkyfresh, I am from Philly and Lefteye did sound like she wasa from Philly…Remember she comes from a puerto rican background….

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  35. Josh

    Keke Palmer was a perfect choice for Chilli. I think she kind of resembles Chilli in complexion. Plue she can sing, dance and everybody knows she can act. Keke is gonna be amazing. Lil Mama on the other hand, the jury is still out on that. I think Lauren London would have been a better choice for Left Eye.

    I hope Drew lip sync T-Boz’s parts in TLC songs. T-Boz has a very distinctive voice. T-Boz always had a smooth, raspy deep singing voice. Her voice was what she made her stand out more in the group. I think T-Boz’s voice should be left alone for the movie.

    I hope Vanessa L. Williams get cast as Pebbles, you know the 80s singer and LA Reid’s ex wife who discovered TLC and ripped them off. I think Vanessa William would be perfect for that role. Antonique Smith, who played Faith Evans in Biggie’s biopic, would also be a good choice for Pebbles as well.

    Who’s gonna play Dallas Austin, Mack 10 and Andre Rison?

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  36. Asa

    Would be nice if you included pictures of this chicks, no idea who they are.

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  37. vps

    I really love your blog. You write about very interesting things. Thanks for all your tips and information.

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  38. Kmoore

    Left is 100% black!! Its Lopes not Lopez!! Tatiana Ali is over 35 so how can she play Chilli, plus TLC are all short! So Keri couldnt play Tboz either and she’s also too old. They picked those girls cauae they can dance and act, oviously not cause they look like them. I wish they wouldve chosen unknown actors though.

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