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'Girl From The Hood' Movie Needs Cars, Buses, Extras

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Lots of news about "Girls From The Hood," the Lifetime bio movie about R&B singer Michel'le set in Los Angeles which starts filming here at the end of the month:

CARS NEEDED:  Got an early 1990s BMW or Mercedes Benz? Cars and trucks – lowriders too! – from 1975 to 1987?

Kristen Schlotman, Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission executive director, issued a list of cars Monday wanted for the film starring Rhyon Nicole Brown ("Eight Crazy Dates," "Lincoln Heights"), R. Marcos Taylor ("Straight Outta Compton") and Curtis Hamilton:

1975 to 1987 cars and trucks, lowriders too

1992 BMW 3 Convent

Black BMW 7 series

1991 Mercedes-Benz

1976 city bus

1980's tour bus

Schlotman says that if you, or someone you know, has one of these, send a photo and contact information to the email.

EXTRAS NEEDED: Yes, extras are still needed for the movie in late June and early July, she says. Those interested should email a headshot and contact information to

LIFETIME DESCRIPTION: Here's how Lifetime describes the film, which had a working title of "The Michel'le Story" in development at the network:

"The Michel’le Story (wt) details the life of R&B singer Michel’le, who was discovered at a young age by Eazy E and became a platinum artist on Ruthless Records. Dr. Dre’s girlfriend for more than a decade and later married to Suge Knight, Michel’le was there for N.W.A.’s wild ride, with all of its dramatic ups and down. Finally, after years of silence, Michel’le is ready to reveal her side of the story.

"Rhyon Nicole Brown ("Lincoln Heights") is set to play Michel’le and Curtis Hamilton will portray Dr. Dre. Additionally, R. Marcos Taylor will be reprising his role as Suge Knight after having starred as the music executive in last year’s "Straight Outta Compton."

"The Michel’le Story will be produced for Lifetimeby Sony Pictures Television and Thinkfactory Media. Leslie Greif executive produces. Principle photography begins this month."

CREDITS: Rhyon Nicole Brown, 23, has appeared in ABC Family's "Lincoln Heights" TV drama (2007-10), "That's So Raven," "Judging Amy," "7th Heaven," "Numb3rs," "ER," "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Santa and Pete."

R. Marcos Taylor did guest parts and stunts on "Sons of Anarchy," "The Following," and "Revolution" while doing stunts for two dozen other shows including "Gotham," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," "Person of Interest," "Blue Bloods" and "White Collar."

Hamilton, who grew up in Paducah, has down guest shots on "Castle" and "Rizzoli & Isles," and several shorts.

MORE INFO: Here's a link to my May 31 story with more details about the movie.


John Kiesewetter, who has covered television and media for more than 35 years, has been working for Cincinnati Public Radio and WVXU-FM since 2015.