VH1 Reveal Cast Of ‘Drumline’ Sequel; LeToya Luckett To Star

Published: Thursday 15th May 2014 by Sam

After tasting ratings success with TLC biopic ‘CrazySexyCool’, VH1 are once again venturing into the scripted film arena. Their latest production? ‘Drumline: A New Beat’ – the sequel to the hit 2002 flick ‘Drumline’.

As previously announced, Nick Cannon (who serves as producer on the reboot) reprises his role as Devon Miles in the marching band movie. Yet, today saw the network draw back the curtain and reveal who else will be joining the mogul in ‘Drumline’s second outing.

Peep the press release below…

VH1′s original movie ”Drumline: A New Beat”welcomes actors LeToya Luckett, Alexandra Shipp, Jordan Calloway, Jeff Pierre, Jasmine Burke and Scott Shilstone to its cast, along with the previously announced star of the original movie, “Drumline,” Leonard Roberts. Executive producer Nick Cannon also reprises the role of Devon Miles in a cameo appearance. Following the success of last year’s “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” VH1 is producing the original movie in partnership with Fox Television Studios and targeting a Fall 2014 premiere.

“Drumline: A New Beat”will capture the sound and spirit of the first film while welcoming a whole new class to the Atlanta A & T drumline. The story follows 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 (including her cousin, Tyree), her feelings for fellow band mate and rival, Jayven, and the school’s crosstown competitors.{Source}

Sequels are often tricky terrain to tread, yet we know we’ll be watching in hope that it delivers.

Kudos to Ms. Luckett for bagging yet another major role. Although, it does leave us wondering when her long-awaited third album ‘Until Then’ is set to arrive. Especially as those acting checks often pay more than those of the music variety these days. Whatever the case, we’re just glad to see her booking these back-to-back gigs. More power to her.

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  1. Stephy Tha Lambily May 15, 2014

    LeToya Luckett is such a good actress. I love her on “Single Ladies”! She is playing her role very well. I hope this show is any good. Cause even “Single Ladies” has been slipping in the ratings…

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  2. twotimes May 15, 2014

    Yeah I’m wondering the same thing, so what does all these acting gigs mean for this album?! Anywho this chick keeps a check chile!

  3. best dancer May 15, 2014

    letoya is doing well in her career & she deserves it. She has a beautiful spirit.

  4. destiny child May 15, 2014

    Letoya Luckett stays BOOKED!!!!! She one of the hardest working African American actresses in Hollywood. She also has 2 prime time shows (Single ladies on Centric/ HBO series Ballers) coming up& an album, congrats on all her A-List success. Real Talent and hardwork no gimmicks!

    • theone May 15, 2014

      No gimmicks! That’s what I appreciate the most!

  5. FutureCIARA May 15, 2014

    Why she be doing these Flop low budget films though! Shes really good at what she does…… But she need to hurry and release music.. That buzz single was coming through for a minute!

    • Amber May 15, 2014

      A check is a check. #GetpaidLetoya

  6. cocobutta May 15, 2014


    Example: LeToya Luckett

  7. ya May 15, 2014

    Im happy for letoya she been grinding hard, even though people say these low budget roles they’re still roles and she plays them good increasing her acting skills and also I just wanna hear new music from her ft fr………..

  8. Sarah May 15, 2014

    Glad to see ALL the Children of Destiny stay on their grind…Farrah wasnt in it long enough to grasp the wrath of Matthew..

  9. ya May 15, 2014

    I also heard she suppose to release new music soon so hopefully we getting something soon

  10. Brittany Jewel May 15, 2014

    An insider told me that her single is coming within the next month, and an album in the fall. Congrats Letoya. She is a hard worker. All of Destinys Chirren sans Farrah stay getting those checks!!

  11. credits May 15, 2014

    She has a film out with taraji right now too. It’s no surprise vh1 is tapping her for this movie, she totally owns the role of felicia price on single ladies. Her acting outshines the rest of the cast. It is only a matter of time before she is cast in a breakout role and takes hollywood by storm.

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