Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp has signed on to star in the already controversial Aaliyah made-for-TV movie.
Wendy Williams, one of the biopic's executive producers, tweeted the newsFriday: "I'm excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah."
Aaliyah, Zendaya Coleman
Zendaya Coleman has dropped out of Lifteime's planned biopic of the late R&B singer Aaliyah, the network announced Sunday.
Back when Beyoncé was still just a child of destiny, Aaliyah was burning up the music charts and lighting up movie screens in films like Romeo Must Die. And now, 13 years after her tragic death in a plane crash at the age of 22, she's finally getting the biopic treatment.
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