VH1 To Film Scripted TLC Biopic
Chilli and T-Boz have signed on as consultants and executive producers for the flick.
VH1 has announced plans to release a scripted series of biopics, the first of which will be a film on the history of TLC.
Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins have signed on to serve as consultants and executive producers for the made-for-TV flick, which will “chronicle the trio's sadder moments, including Lopes' burning down the home of her then-boyfriend, the group's financial woes as well as Lopes' untimely death in 2002.”
Writer Kate Lanier (What’s Love Got to Do With It) will pen the script, with plans for Bill Diggins and Maggie Malina to executive produce with the surviving TLC members.
“With the tremendous success of our scripted series Single Ladies, we now know that viewers will come to VH1 for quality scripted projects. We’re eager to expand on that success with this biopic franchise that will allow us to explore our music, pop culture, and authentic storytelling strengths in yet another format,” said Jeff Olde, exec vp original programming and production at VH1. “We’re honored to collaborate with Chilli, Tionne and Bill Diggins in sharing their own personal story and TLC’s record-breaking legacy with VH1 viewers.”