3LW Holiday Album Due; Members Land Film Roles

Remaining members will star in adaptation of 'Cheetah Girls' book series.

3LW's Kiely Williams and Adrienne Bailon are coming out of their recent lineup squabble with a roar.

After A Girl Can Mack is released on October 22, the singers have agreed to make their film debuts in an adaptation of Deborah Gregory's "Cheetah Girls" book series.

Williams and Bailon, who vowed to continue on with 3LW after Naturi Naughton's controversial departure in August (see [article id="1457117"]"3LW Become 2LW: Naturi Says She's Out Of Group"[/article]), will play two of the members of the multiracial teenage singing group the book series is centered on, according to their spokesperson.

Child actor Raven Symone ("The Cosby Show," "Dr. Dolittle"), who has also released two hip-hop albums, has been cast as a group member as well.

Whitney Houston, Debra Martin Chase ("The Princess Diaries") and Cheryl Hill are producing "Cheetah Girls" for the Disney Channel.

Oz Scott, a veteran television director who has handled episodes of "Party of Five," "Soul Food" and several others series, will direct the movie in Toronto from a script by Alison Taylor.

3LW's spokesperson also revealed Monday that the group will follow up A Girl Can Mack a month later (November 26 to be precise) with a holiday album recorded earlier in the year by all three members.

For more on Naughton's departure from 3LW, check out the feature

"3LW: One Story, Two Sides."

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