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A few months ago, Nick Cannon confirmed that a sequel to his 2002 hit movie, “Drumline,” was still in the works. After nearly two years of hearing whispers about the project, it looks like the film and the TV show, which will be based on the sequel, are finally coming to fruition.
Today, VH1 announced the cast for “Drumline: A New Beat,” and it includes some familiar faces. Check out a bit of info on the cast and characters below.
“Leonard Roberts will return to his Drumline roots as Sean Taylor,a charismatic and determined new Band Director looking to make his mark at his alma mater while navigating the ghosts of his past.
Alexandra Shipp will star as Danielle “Dani” Bolton, a brilliant drummer whose goal is to become the first female percussion section leader in the famous Atlanta A&T drumline. As Dani fights to get what she thinks is rightfully hers, she will learn a few life lessons about ego, teamwork and courage.
Letoya Luckett joins the cast as Dr. Nia Phillips, the beautiful, intelligent, and determined dean at Atlanta A&T with former romantic ties to Sean. Her support of Sean’s return to lead A&T’s band proves to be difficult as the Panthers take on a rival band led by Dr. Phillips’ ex-huband, and Sean’s brother, Kevin Taylor.”
Nick Cannon is also set to return to the cast as Devon Miles. As previously reported, the sequel and series will center around “Danielle (Dani) Bolton, an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend Atlanta A & T so she can join – and revitalize – their once-prominent drumline. Dani’s quest to become the first female section leader of the drumline in the school’s history will be hampered by upperclassmen and her feelings for fellow band mate and rival, Jayven, and the school’s crosstown competitors.”
If you ask me, Nick Cannon was never cooler than when he played Devon Miles in the hit turned period piece, Drumline. Tapping into a slice of black culture that’s rarely shown in mainstream media, Drumline was a coming of age story with a twist. You know all the music, the lines, some of ya’ll probably even memorized the dance moves; but despite all of that, we’d bet good money that you don’t know some of these behind the scenes secrets.
I loved the movie “Drumline” — 10 years ago when it came out in 2002 — so I’m having a little trouble wrapping my head around the idea of a sequel coming out so many years later, but Nick Cannon says it’s happening. This weekend the actor broke the news on Twitter, and before you freak out, rest assured that he will not be the star of part two.
Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief that they’re not going to try to make Nick Cannon play the role of a college kid at 32, although he does still have the baby face to pull it off. I wouldn’t have minded a “Drumline 2″ back in say 2004 with Nick and Zoe, and even Jason Weaver, but all these years later? My only problem with this concept is the second time around these types of rehashed part twos always seem to be straight to DVD, BET premiere type of productions. See: “You Got Served: Beat The World,” “Bring It On Again,” “Save the Last Dance 2,” “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” and Step Up 2,3,4, to the umpteenth power. I feel like making a “Drumline 2″ is just asking to be thrown in that category of goofy sequel fails, but hey if it makes someone some money somewhere I guess it could be a success. What do you think?