VH1 is looking to recreate the success of the TLC biopic CrazySexyCool with a sequel to Nick Cannon’s 2002 flick Drumline, and it’s starring LeToya Luckett!
The network announced the cast of the new original movie, titled Drumline: A New Beat, in a press release this week. Along with the “Single Ladies” star, the Nick Cannon-produced project will include Alexandra Shipp, Jordan Calloway, Jeff Pierre, Jasmine Burke, Scott Shilstone and Leonard Roberts, who starred as Sean Taylor in the original film.
“Drumline: A New Beat will capture the sound and spirit of the first film while welcoming a whole new class to the Atlanta A & T drumline,” according to VH1. “The story follows Danielle (Dani) Bolton, an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend Atlanta A & T so she can join – and revitalize – their once-prominent drumline. Dani’s quest to become the first female section leader of the drumline in the school’s history will be hampered by upperclassmen (including her cousin, Tyree), her feelings for fellow band mate and rival, Jayven, and the school’s crosstown competitors.”
Luckett will play Dr. Nia Phillips, “the beautiful, intelligent, and determined dean at Atlanta A&T with former romantic ties to Sean.”
This is the next movie fueling VH1′s successful momentum into the scripted arena. According to reports, the network, “delivered the highest-rated original cable movie of 2013 among adults 18-49 with “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.” 4.5 million total viewers tuned in for its October 21 premiere, which earned a 2.9 rating in theadult 18-49 demo and scored as the most-tweeted TV topic that day, generating over 2 million tweets.”
A premiere date has yet to be set.
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WARDROBE WARS: Michelle Williams vs Letoya Luckett
1. WARDROBE WARS: Michelle Williams vs Letoya Luckett
2. Michelle Williams
Michelle rocked a sexy printed bodycon with nude pumps.
3. Letoya Luckett
Letoya paired her printed LBD with black heels.
4. Michelle Williams
Michelle was not too shy to rock a bold striped top-skirt combo.
5. Letoya Luckett
Letoya also got in on the print party with a colorful mini.
6. Michelle Williams
Michelle was pretty in pink with a cute top and matching heels.
7. Letoya Luckett
Letoya rocked her pink top with white jeans and gold shoes.
8. Michelle Williams
Michelle pulled out all the stops in this gorgeous white gown for this year's BET Awards.
9. Letoya Luckett
Letoya added a pop of lipstick red to her white jumpsuit for the BET Awards.
10. Michelle Williams
Michelle was relaxed in a loose black jumpsuit and green clutch.
11. Letoya Luckett
Letoya chilled out in a cool blue on blue look.
12. Michelle Williams
On trend black and white was on the agenda for Michelle.
13. Letoya Luckett
Letoya kept it crisp in all-white.
14. Michelle Williams
Michelle slipped into a sexy black and white gown for an evening out.
15. Letoya Luckett
Letoya showed a 'lil leg in a black LBD and chunky gold chocker.
16. Michelle Williams
Michelle rocked all-over color with a vibrantly chic pantsuit.
17. Letoya Luckett
Meanwhile, Letoya opted for a satin raspberry-hued ensemble.
18. Michelle Williams
Michelle's casual day called for a black leather jacket, printed top, and leggings.
19. Letoya Luckett
Letoya made a tank and jeans more chic by adding sky-high Louboutins.
20. Michelle Williams
Michelle was a girl on fire in a one-shouldered red maxi dress.
21. Letoya Luckett
Letoya shined bright like a diamond in a canary yellow gown.