There’s another Xscape biopic in the works and this time it has the group’s seal of approval.
Deadline reports that the group’s original members have teamed up with Love & Hip Hop mastermind Mona Scott-Young and are shopping around the biopic to networks.
Xscape’s official biopic will face off against TV One’s planned biopic on the group, which is part of its 2017-2018 slate. While members Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Kandi Burruss, LaTocha and Tamika Scott have had their feuds in the past, they agree that TV One’s unauthorized version, inspired by their successful Unsung episode, is “disrespectful and disappointing.”
“We feel the recent announcement of an unauthorized biopic on our lives is disrespectful and disappointing,” the group said in a statement. “We are not, in any way, participating in that project and it will never ‘represent’ our true story.”
The “Who Can I Run To” group is also exploring a docu-follow that would go behind the scenes of the group’s recently announced reunion.
“Xscape has had a huge impact on music and are one of the most successful female groups of all time,” Scott-Young stated. “Monami Entertainment is honored to be charged with bringing the authorized Xscape story to the world.”