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[11/06/19 - 10:31 AM]
Lifetime Casts Leading Ladies GG Townson and Laila Odom for Highly Anticipated Salt-N-Pepa Biopic
The project will also star Cleveland Berto as music producer "Hurby Azor," Jermel Howard as rapper "Treach" and Monique Paul stars as "DJ Spinderella."

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SALT-N-PEPA (LIFETIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
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STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, November 2019) Let's talk about...Lifetime's highly anticipated 3- hour biopic on pioneering female rap group Salt-N-Pepa has found its leading cast with GG Townson (In the Cut, Everybody Hates Chris) as Cheryl "Salt" James and Laila Odom (The Bobby DeBarge Story, Undercover Brother 2) set to portray Sandra "Pepa" Denton. Currently in production in Toronto, the authorized biopic uncovers the women behind the music and reveals how their very different personalities - one salt of the earth, the other hot and spicy - fueled their creativity and tested the bonds of their enduring friendship. The project will also star Cleveland Berto as music producer "Hurby Azor," Jermel Howard as rapper "Treach" and Monique Paul stars as "DJ Spinderella." by Sony Pictures Television, Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City) is directing. The miniseries 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. Salt-N-Pepa made a huge impact in hip hop by being one of the first all-female rap groups, changing the look of hip hop and unafraid to talk about sex and share their thoughts on men. Salt-N-Pepa became the first female rap act to go platinum and experienced ground-breaking success with multiple awards, including a Grammy, paving the way for all female rappers to follow. The miniseries will also feature their greatest hits like Let's Talk About Sex, What a Man, Shoop and Push It, among others.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Cleveland Berto as Hurby Azor
· GG Townson as Cheryl "Salt" James
· Jermel Howard as Treach
· Laila Odom as Sandra "Pepa" Denton
· Monique Paul as DJ Spinderella
CREW INFORMATION:
· Abdul Williams as WRTR
· Andy Hume as CO-EP
· Cheryl James as EP
· Dionne Harmon as CO-EP
· James "Jimmy" Maynes as CO-EP
· Jesse Collins as EP
· Mario Van Peebles as WRTR
· Queen Latifah as EP
· Sandra Denton as EP
· Shakim Compere as EP
GENRE(S):
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Flavor Unit Television