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Lifetime sets cast for the upcoming Salt-N-Pepa biopic


Freeform/Image Group LALifetime has found their leading ladies for its upcoming authorized Salt-N-Pepa biopic series.

Variety has learned that G.G. Townson and Laila Odom have been tapped to play Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton, respectively, in the limited series. They join Jermel Howard, who will play the rapper Treach, who married Pepa in 1999 and divorced in 2001; Cleveland Berto as music producer Hurby Azor; and Monique Paul as DJ Spinderella.

The as-yet untitled biopic will chronicle the duo’s rise in the hip-hop industry to become one of the first all-female rap groups. It will also look at Salt and Pepa’s friendships and how their relationships were put to the test by their careers.

Naturally, the series will also feature some of Salt-N-Pepa’s greatest hits, including “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “What a Man,” “Shoop” and “Push It,” among others.

The Salt-N-Pepa biopic is set to air on Lifetime in 2020.

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