When I first watched TLC’s “Behind The Music”, the legendary girl group’s story became an instant classic: From learning about the group’s unprecedented success to their financial woes (at the height of their success) to Lefteye burning down her boyfriend’s house & her untimely death. Not to mention, T-Boz’s struggle with sickle-cell anemia, which has resulted in not only hospitalization but also a brain tumor.
T-Boz and Chili will act as consultants and executive producers of the film, ensuring a quality product (& hopefully helping T-Boz cope with her recent bankruptcy).
In addition to having a great true story to work with, the network hopes to hire Kate Lanier, famous for writing the script to Tina Turner’s biopic, ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’, to pen the script.
“The reality of this brings me to tears because I am seeing one of my dreams come to life,” Chili told VH1 in a press release. “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. Kate Lanier is amazing,” T-Boz quipped. “I’m honored to work with her I love her art. Well here we go on another TLC ride and I can’t wait.”
I have a feeling their lives will provide just enough drama to make for an epic movie.