VH1 Movie 'Drumline: A New Beat' Premieres Tonight, Stars Alexandra Shipp

Drumline: A New Beat premieres October 27 on VH1.
VH1 original movie Drumline: A New Beat premieres Monday, October 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The film stars Alexandra Shipp (House of Anubis, Days of our Lives) as Danielle "Dani" Bolton, a brilliant drummer whose goal is to become the first female percussion section leader in the famous Atlanta A&T drumline.

Also starring are Leonard Roberts, reprising his role as Sean Taylor--Sean comes on board as the new A&T Band Director looking to make a mark; Jordan Callowa as the (extremely gifted, yet cocky freshman Jayven Lapierre, and Dani's love interest; LeToya Luckett as the beautiful, determined Atlanta A&T Dean of Students, Dr. Nia Phillips, who has former romantic ties to Sean Taylor); and Nick Cannon who is executive producing the movie and reprising his role as Devon Miles in a cameo.

Drumline: A New Beat will capture the sound and spirit of the first film while welcoming a whole new class to the Atlanta A & T drumline. The story follows Dani, an upper class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend Atlanta A&T so she can join - and revitalize - their once-prominent drumline. Dani's quest to become the first female section leader of the drumline in the school's history will be hampered by upperclassmen (including her cousin, Tyree), her feelings for fellow band mate and rival, Jayven, and the school's crosstown competitors.

Watch the trailer below:

The cast includes Jeff Pierre, Jasmine Burke and Scott Shilstone.

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