Lifetime is going all in on telemovies, the cable channel upping its production count to a whopping 150 films over the next year with two in particular getting teased today.
One will be a biopic on the Clark Sisters which details their humble beginnings and struggle to become the best-selling Gospel group in the music world. Aunjanue Ellis stars in the film which will feature re-recordings of noted hits like “You Brought The Sunshine” and boasts Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah as executive producers.
Queen Latifah is also executive producing a mini-series about famed 1990s female rap duo Salt-N-Pepa. The story follows nursing students Cheryl ‘Salt’ James and Sandra ‘Pepa’ Denton as they fall into the world of rap and hip hop, after recording for a friend’s school project.
The pair had a huge impact in hip hop, changing its look and being unafraid to talk about men and sex along with pumping out a ton of hits like “Push It,” “What a Man,” “Let’s Talk About Sex” and “Shoop”. With millions sold and multiple Grammy wins, they paved the way for all female rappers to follow. Shakim Compere, Cheryl James and Sandra Denton will also executive produce.
Source: The Wrap