In an interview conducted in 2009, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins revealed that she and fellow surviving TLC member Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas were in “talks” with several companies about making a biopic about their trendsetting R&B group. Well, those talks have now turned into action.
VH1 announced today (December 1) that a TV movie about the trio, which also included the late, great Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, is in the works. T-Boz and Chilli have signed on to consult and executive produce on the film, and Kate Lanier, known for her work on movies like “Set It Off” and the Tina Turner biopic “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” will write the script.
“The reality of this brings me to tears because I am seeing one of my dreams come to life,” Chilli said in a statement. “I always felt our story had to be told. What makes it even more amazing is having Kate Lanier on board. I remember watching ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ with Lisa, and I knew then whoever wrote that story had to write ours.”
“I’m just overjoyed,” T-Boz added. “I appreciate Jeff Olde and everyone on staff at VH1 that took interest in us, thank you. Kate Lanier is amazing. I’m honored to work with her I love her art. Well here we go on another TLC ride and I can’t wait. Like Biggie said ‘Now if ya don’t know, now ya know.”
The TLC biopic is the first in a series of musical biopics VH1 is producing.