See Leading Cast of Lifetime’s Salt-N-Pepa Biopic
While all of the group members aren’t on speaking terms right now, Lifetime is getting ready to produce a Salt N Pepa biopic.
Although the the 3-hour film is still in production, Lifetime recently announced the leading cast of not-so familiar names. GG Townson (left), known for her roles in In the Cut, “Everybody Hates Chris” will star as Cheryl “Salt” James. Laila Odom (right) (“The Bobby DeBarge Story” and Undercover Brother 2) will portray Sandra “Pepa” Denton.
The film will provide a detailed story of the dynamic rap duo and DJ and how they changed the rap game and created iconic music despite having contrasting personalities. One being the salt of the earth and the other hot and spicy. Jermel Howard will play Naughty By Nature rapper Treach and Monique Paul will star as DJ Spinderella.
The film is being directed by Mario Van Peebles known for directing New Jack City.
According to the press release from the network, “Salt-N-Pepa” follows the story of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they fall into the world of rap and hip hop, after recording for a song for their friend Hurby Azor.”
An airing date has not been released.