TLC bio movie casts Keke Palmer, Lil Mama and Drew Sidora as Chilli, Left Eye and T-Boz
"Drumline" director Charles Stone III is directing a script by "What's Love Got to Do With It" writer Kate Lanier. Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas will serve as consultants on the film, which begins shooting in Atlanta next month.
Finding actresses to play the hip-hop icons has not been without controversy, as some fans are very particular about who is worthy to play the roles.
As news of the casting leaked, Palmer has already responded to criticism via Twitter including the following series of Tweets:
People need to realize hat movies aren't casted by people looking like who they're playing. They're casted by who can do the role.-- Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) February 17, 2013
I don't know about you, but I would much rather see a movie that is well acted, then a movie with a bunch of look a like's.-- Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) February 17, 2013
Cause Ben Affleck isn't even Hispanic, but the man he played in Argo IS.-- Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) February 17, 2013