Fresh off of the success of the New Edition biopic, another legendary 90’s R&B group may have their story told on the small screen. In a recent interview, Mr. Dalvin (who is a member of the group) revealed that a Jodeci biopic is underway. He explained,
It’s in the works already. They started the process last September. They finished the script, and it’s going into production next month. So we’re looking at probably the end-of-the-year release. Vh1 bought the right’s, they own the right’s so far.
Jodeci is a R&B quartet with members DeVante Swing, Mr. Dalvin, K-Ci, and JoJo. Formed in 1983 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jodeci’s members began their musical careers as two duos of brothers and, after years of limited success, joined forces. After signing with Uptown Records in 1991, the group began to work on their debut album, Forever My Lady, which brought them mainstream success the single “Come and Talk to Me” and the album’s titular track.
The group’s critical and commercial success continued with the releases of Diary of a Mad Band (1993), and also with The Show, the After Party, the Hotel (1995), where the group experimented with various musical styles typically not associated with traditional R&B. Jodeci would incorporate hip hop soul, gospel and new jack swing into their music, which lead to the group featured prominently with hip hop artists during the 1990s.
In 1996, they announced a hiatus, which prompted K-Ci & JoJo to branch off as a duo, releasing five albums until 2013, when the group re-united for their fourth studio album, The Past, The Present, The Future (2015). Jodeci has sold more than 20 million records worldwide to date.