LEGENDARY MUSIC GROUP TLC JOINS FORCES WITH VH1 TO BEGIN CASTING IN ORIGINAL BIO-PIC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TLC and VH1 seek crazysexycool actors for the role of the iconic band members
November 27, 2012
LOS ANGELES- VH1 has begun casting for the roles of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, the late great Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, also known collectively as TLC, for a bio-pic focusing on the renowned super group. With a script by popular screenwriter Kate Lanier (“Set It Off”, “What’s Love Got to Do with It” and “Beauty Shop”) the TV movie is slated to be released next year. The bio-pic is the first of a series of scripted music-focused TV movies that will air on VH1 throughout the year. Filming for the movie is scheduled to begin in early 2013.
TLC began their claim to fame in the early 1990’s and throughout their 20 year journey in the music industry they have experienced success, turmoil, bankruptcy, and tragedy. Despite their ups and downs, they are a rare jewel with a unique history that needs to be unfolded. “I have always known that TLC’s story was one that needs to be told”, says Chilli. “I am beyond excited to begin casting for the movie; this is another dream coming true. I’m so thankful.”
TLC dominated the music charts throughout the 90s and became one of the highest selling and most celebrated female acts of all time. The high-spirited, funky and colorful wearing trio entered the scene in 1992 with hit songs such as “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”, “Baby Baby Baby” and “What About Your Friends”. By the mid 90s, they owned the charts with their sophomore release CrazySexyCool, which sold over 11 million albums and produced their biggest hit to date, “Waterfalls”. By the end of the decade, TLC conquered the top of the charts again, after a four year hiatus, with the hit female anthem, “No Scrubs”.
Sadly, in 2002, TLC experienced the biggest devastation of all in the loss of their band mate/friend/sister, Left Eye. Despite the tragic loss, T-Boz and Chilli have prolonged the legacy of TLC as a duo and continue to carry on. Although they work on solo projects, including individual reality shows, T-Boz and Chilli continue to reunite for spot performances and appearances as TLC.
T-Boz and Chilli have signed on to be consultants and executive producers for the bio-pic alongside Bill Diggins and Maggie Malina. Alexander Motlagh is executive producing for Pop Films. Jeff Olde and Jill Holmes serve as executive producers for VH1. Aside from the VH1 bio-pic, TLC is looking forward to a busy 2013 with many projects in the works. Currently Chilli will star in Rachel vs. Guy a celebrity cook-off program airing on the Food Network January 6, 2013 and T-Boz has a lifestyle reality show set to air in 2013.