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Nick Cannon producing and starring in Drumline sequel

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Feb 05, 2014 | 12:00pm EST

Actor/rapper Nick Cannon is set to produce and star in a sequel to 2002's Drumline. The rapper-turned-TV personality will reprise his role as Devon Miles in Drumline: A New Beat, which will centre on a female student at a Louisiana University who hopes to become the first-ever woman drumline section leader at the college. The film will air on America's VH1 network in the autumn (14), according to Deadline.com. Cannon says, “Drumline was not just a successful film; it was a cultural happening. 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. 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 modernised take on what is considered a unique and classic film experience.” Production is set to begin in the spring (14).

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