Posted by | Ray Cornelius
TV One’s original movie, “When Love Kills : The Falicia Blakely Story” is set to air on Labor Day. The network announced the big news during their recent 2017 Upfront Presentation.
Originally titled, “Hit a Lick,” “When Love Kills” is inspired by an episode of TV One’s original series “For My Man,” and tell the tragic story of Falicia Blakely (Lil Mama), a teen mom who grows up in the fast-lane. When she becomes an exotic dancer, she attracts the attention of local pimp and predator, Dino (Lance Gross). His empty promises of a life together turn Falicia into a pawn in his dangerous games; and she’s forced to prove her love for him at the expense of innocent lives. “When Love Kills” also stars Tami Roman, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Big Freedia, Tiffany Black and Lil Zane.
As previously reported, “When Love Kills” marks the directing debut of acclaimed actress Tasha Smith and was written and executive produced by Cas Sigers-Beedles, who previously wrote and executive produced the TV One movies “Welcome to the Family” and “Girlfriends Getaway 1 & 2.”
“I have so much compassion for this girl,” said Smith to RC in November 2016. “To be able to work with a talent such as Lil Mama and help bring this story to life in a way that is full of compassion and passion without any judgement is a blessing.”
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