Over twenty years after its release, Set It Off will be adapted as a stage play. R&B stars LeToya Luckett and Demetria have been cast in the live rendition of the film, along with rapper Da Brat and actress Kyla Pratt.
Luckett will play Francesca “Frankie” Sutton (originally played by Vivica A. Fox). The former Destiny’s Child member went on Instagram to express her excitement about her new role. “Anybody knows me knows that set it off is one of my movies of all time,” Luckett said.
McKinney, who has been cast as Tisean “T.T.” Williams, wrote on Instagram “Y’all know the movie was a ride and this will be no different!”
The stage play is written, directed and produced by Je’Caryous Johnson. “Without a doubt, this will be one of the greatest stage plays ever seen in the urban theatre market,” said Johnson. “From the type of action and to the movement on stage, it will be nothing short of jaw-dropping. This will be the first piece of my career that will stretch me to the limits of what can be done and seen by our urban audience. I will be recreating the same intensity, same passion and same shock and awe, breathtaking moments that made this movie resonate with millions of people.”
Set It Off will hit several cities across the U.S. including Atlanta, D.C., Houston, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and Los Angeles. For more details on the tour dates, visit jecaryous.com.
Both Luckett and McKinney released projects last year. Luckett ended her six-year hiatus with her album, Back 2 Love. McKinney finally dropped her debut album, Officially Yours.