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Evan Ross Will Play Dallas Austin In VH1’s TLC Biopic

Evan Ross Will Play Dallas Austin In VH1's TLC Biopic

Evan Ross
has been cast as Dallas Austin, in VH1’s biopic on pop/hip hop/R&B group TLC, which should have started shooting, or will soon start.

Fans of the group will recall that Dallas Austin produced several TLC tracks, and who also romanced Chilli.

Meanwhile, Donny Boaz will play TLC’s manager Bill Diggins.

In the telepic, Keke Palmer is Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, Drew Sidora is Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and and Lil’ Mama is playing the late Lisa Left Eye Lopes.

Charles Stone III (DrumlinePaid in FullMr. 3000) is directing, from a script penned by screenwriter Kate Lanier (What’s Love Got To Do With ItSet it OffBeauty Shop).

The two surviving members of the group, Chilli and T-Boz, have signed on
as consultants and executive producers for the movie. Executive
producing are the real Bill Diggins, as well as Maggie Malina, Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes and Alexander A.

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Aw Hell No

A huge part of Dallas Austin's identity is that he is a proud black man. Evan is half-white, way too light-skinned, and I've never ever heard him admit to being a black person. Also, Austin's family has not at all been consulted on the script and I heard they're giving Evan a charcoal makeover to make him look more like the guy. THIS IS SO DISRESPECTFUL, I AM OUTRAGED BY THIS BIRACIAL BITCH STEALING ROLES THAT COULD GO TO PHARRELL, SOME RAPPER, MICHAEL B JORDAN, OR ADEPERO ODUYE! RIOT! BOYCOTT! I WILL NOT BE PAYING MY CABLE BILL THE MONTH THIS MOVIE COMES OUT. REAL BLACK MEN JUST CAN'T CATCH A BREAK.


Why did they even hold auditions? I feel bad for the tons of actors that went out and wasted their time going into the room to audition so that the director and producers just ended up going with name actors. What a crock and a load. SMDH.


Evan is a really solid actor. He also looks like he could be a much younger, much more sober version of Dallas. I can see him as Dallas.

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