“I’m not going to be doing any singing. In the beginning I was sad about that. But at the same time I can also understand, because you want to hear the actual music. It was their choice to keep the real music. I respect that. [I’ll be] learning tons of choreography. Luckily their original choreographer will be choreographing us. It’s so cool.”
Did anyone really expect that the cast would actually sing TLC’s hit songs? I didn’t.
But obviousy getting the original choreography down is crucial. There’s no way around that – unless they use body doubles.
Drew Sidora and Lil’ Mama are playing Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and the late Lisa “Left Eye“ Lopes, in a tele-pic that Charles Stone III (Drumline, Paid in Full, Mr. 3000) is set to direct, from a script penned by screenwriter Kate Lanier (What’s Love Got To Do With It, Set it Off, Beauty Shop).
That first trailer will tell us a lot.
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