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‘Drumline’ sequel to march onto VH1 as a television movie

A sequel to the 2002 hit film “Drumline” will be marching to a new beat on cable television. According to an article at The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday actor Nick Cannon who starred in the original will be back as a co-star and an executive producer for the new movie that will be shown on VH1.

Nick Cannon and Orland Jones in scene from 'Drumline'
20th Century Fox

Production is set to start in the spring on the project with a premiere set for the fall on the cable network. The current title for the follow-up film is Drumline: A New Beat”. It will introduce a new set of characters and new setting. The movie will be about a young woman from Brooklyn named Dani who goes angainst her parent’s wishes and attends a fictional University in Louisana in hopes of becoming the first female section leader of the band’s drumline.

In the original Cannon starred as a talented yet over-confident freshman who joins the band’s drumline and helps lead them to victory over a cross-town rival. The popular movie which is available on DVD also starred Zoe Saldana and Orlando Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”).