Salt-N-Pepa TV Movie To Be Filmed In Toronto


A TV movie about groundbreaking hip-hop act Salt-N-Pepa will be shot in Toronto this fall.

Aptly titled Salt-N-Pepa, the movie will tell the story of how Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton went from nursing students and retail clerks to rap pioneers, with Deidra “DJ Spinderella” Roper.

Cameras are scheduled to roll from No. 4 to Dec. 11 with director Mario Van Peebles.

Produced by Sony Pictures for U.S. cable channel Lifetime, it will feature hits like “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “What a Man,” “Shoop” and “Push It.”

James and Denton are two of the project’s executive producers, along with Queen Latifah (who starred in the Toronto-shot movies Chicago and Hairspray). 

No casting information has been made public.

Salt-N-Pepa released five studio albums between 1986 and 1997. Their song “None Of Your Business” made them one the first female rap acts to win a Grammy (Queen Latifah won a Grammy the same year).

The group reunited after a hiatus and continue to perform as a duo. Roper announced this past May that she had been “terminated.”

This article has been updated since it was first published to identify the project as a TV movie rather than a miniseries.