Rapper Lil Mama arrives at the Glade Suite at the 2012 Soul Train Awards at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 8, 2012 in Las Vegas

Rapper Lil Mama arrives at the Glade Suite at the 2012 Soul Train Awards at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 8, 2012 in Las Vegas

*Indie Wire is reporting that rapper Lil Mama, 23, has been cast as Left Eye in VH1′s in-development biopic of TLC, which the network announced in November.

The website reported:

Thanks to a tip from reader Cordell, in the red carpet video interview embedded below, MC Lyte reveals that, not only is she working with Lil’ Mama on an album, she adds (prefacing by saying that she’s not sure if she should be revealing this or not) that Lil’ Mama has been cast as TLC member, the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.

Screenwriter Kate Lanier (“What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Set it Off,” “Beauty Shop”) penned the screenplay, which is currently untitled. Group members Chilli and T-Boz are executive producers and consultants on the project.

Lil’ Mama, born Niatia Kirkland, was last seen on TV as a judge on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” which was cancelled late last year.