*If you’re one of the people who has seen the 2002 classic movie “Drumline” and wondered about a sequel, then this news is for you.
According to Indiewire.com, a sequel to the Nick Cannon-starring feature is coming, courtesy of VH1. The network has greenlighted the follow-up, which will follow a new class of characters, set in a fictional New Orleans university.
Cannon will appear in the sequel, which centers around Dani Bolton, a Brooklynite who comes from an upper class background and decides to attend the fictional New Orleans university that’s the backdrop for the story, where she hopes to join, and shake-up, the once prominent drumline. Getting in her way are upperclassmen, a new romance with a bandmate, her chief rival, and the school’s crosstown rivals.
At this time, no casting has been announced yet. Despite starring in the original “Drumline,” Cannon’s appearance in the new film will not be in a starring role.
News of the “Drumline” sequel comes less than two years after Cannon tweeted the following news:
Shout out to everyone watching Drumline right now. EXCLUSIVE NEWS: I’m producing Drumline 2 and the TV show for VH1. Stay tuned!!; INCREDIBLE got several shows coming out in 2013. U GON’ GET THIS WORK!!!; Wait to you guys hear the storyline for Drumline 2! #hardtokeepsecrets it’s been over a decade since the first one. #classic; SPOILER ALERT: I’m not the main character. I’m too damn old! New class! I’m getting my behind the camera on! But I will be in the movie.
With confirmation of a new “Drumline” film comes hopes of it being as, if not more successful than its predecessor, which grossed close to $60 million on a $20 million budget. In addition to Cannon, the Charles Stone III-helmed movie, which was taken from a script penned by Tina Gordon Chism, starred Zoe Saldana.
Whether Stone will return to direct the sequel remains to be seen as there is currently no word on his involvement at this time.