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Nick Cannon & VH1 Announce “Drumline: A New Beat” Sequel

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ABC/Ida Mae AstuteNick Cannon is teaming up with VH1 for TV-movie sequel to the 2002 hit film Drumline. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is tentatively titled Drumline: A New Beat, and will featuring all-new characters attending a fictional New Orleans University. 

Drumline was not just a successful film; it was a cultural happening,” Cannon said in a statement. “Even though it was released over a decade ago, I am constantly approached by people on the street who tell me how much of an impact it made on them.”

The upcoming flick will put a female spin on the franchise and will follow the main character Dani Bolton, “an upper-class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend a college in Louisiana so she can join — and revitalize — their once-prominent drumline.”

Nick adds, “As a producer, my thought was, ‘How do we create an updated version that would translate to today’s audience and still feel fresh and original?’ Adding a female lead character really makes sense and VH1 is the perfect network to partner with on this modernized take on what is considered a unique and classic film experience. “

Cannon will have an onscreen role and serve as the movie’s executive producer, which is set for a fall 2014 premiere.  

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