AceShowbiz - Actresses G.G. Townson and Laila Odom have been tapped to star as rap veterans Salt-N-Pepa in an upcoming TV biopic.
Also cast in the Lifetime network project are Monique Paul as the group's third member, DJ Spinderella, Jermel Howard as Denton's rapper ex-husband Treach, from Naughty By Nature, and Cleveland Berto as music producer Hurby Azor, who discovered the trio.
The as-yet-untitled show will chronicle the stars' rise in the hip-hop industry in the late 1980s as they established themselves as one of the first all-female rap groups, while also going behind the scenes to examine the ups and downs of the musicians' relationship.
The project will be directed by Mario Van Peebles and is set to feature some of Salt-N-Pepa's biggest hits, such as "Shoop", "Whatta Man", "Let's Talk About Sex" and the Grammy-nominated "Push It", when it airs next year (20).
James and Denton will serve as executive producers on the series, alongside Queen Latifah.