Evan Ross and Donny Boaz have been cast opposite Keke Palmer, Lil Mama and Drew Sidora in Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story, VH1‘s biopic of R&B/hip-hop/pop group TLC. Ross will play Dallas Austin, the producer of many TLC hits who was romantically involved with Chilli (Palmer). Boaz will play the trio’s manager Bill Diggins. Lil Mama plays Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes; Sidora plays Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins. Ross, repped by Paradigm, KLWGN and Ziffren Brittenham, and Austin are actually close friends in real life — Austin was a producer on Ross’ very first film, Warner Bros’ ATL. Boaz will next be seen portraying Larry Birkhead in Lifetime’s Anna Nicole Smith biopic.
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