The girl-powered sequel stars Alexandra Shipp, who also will play Aaliyah in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic
Nick Cannon is bringing the beat back to Atlanta A&T in the teaser for the VH1 movie “Drumline: A New Beat.”
The forthcoming “Drumline” sequel stars Alexandra Shipp as Dani Bolton, a promising young percussionist who leaves Brooklyn with the hopes of becoming the fictional Southern university’s first female drum leader. Shipp also stars as ill-fated recording artist Aaliyah Haughton in Lifetime’s “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.”
“Drumline” also stars Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Jasmine Burke and Leonard Roberts, who played Cannon’s straight-edged foil Sean Taylor in the original.
Though Cannon’s character Devon Miles makes just a cameo appearance, the entertainer did serve as one of the film’s executive producers. “Sleepy Hollow’s” Orlando Jones and “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Zoe Saldana are not reprising their roles.
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Directed by Billie Woodruff and produced by Fox Television Studios and VH1 Television, “Drumline: A New Beat” will premiere on VH1 this fall.