After years of delays, the VH1 biopic on TLC is finally moving forward, and it's got a name: Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story
. How direct!
This week, VH1 announced the actresses to portray Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins. Below, check out side-by-side comparisons, and learn more about the leading ladies.
Lil Mama as Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
The first cast member confirmed for the project a few weeks back as Niatia Jessica Kirkland, aka Lil Mama
. Though Lil Mama had a minor hit with her single "Lip Gloss" about six years ago, she's now better known for her stint as a judge on America's Best Dance Crew
. Oh, and that time she jumped up on stage with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys at the VMAs. Oops. This will be her first professional dramatic role.
KeKe Palmer as Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas
Former child star KeKe Palmer is best known for her breakout role in Akeelah and the Bee
, but she actually has plenty of music industry experience: She released her debut album So Uncool
in 2007. She's also a pro at crop tops.
Now we just want to know who's playing Chilli's super sexy ex-boyfriend, Usher.
Drew Sidora as Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
Performer Drew Sidora will have no trouble with T-Boz's sultry dance moves: She's best known for portraying Lucy Avila in Step Up
. She's also made a play at the music business, releasing a single back in 2010. The Illinois native might not look much like Tionne, but slap the right wig on her and she'll probably do a bang-up job.