Disney Star Snags Leading Role In Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic

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Well, we’re not sure if VH1 still has that Aaliyah biopic in the works, but we know a network that does! According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Zendaya Coleman has been cast as R&B’s beloved songstress in Lifetime’s forthcoming biopic tentatively titled, “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.”

The film will be based off of Christopher Farley’s bestselling biography, “Aaliyah: More Than A Woman.” The bio film will be produced by Aaliyah Inc. with Howard Braunstein and Debra Martin Chase serving as executive producers. Bradley Walsh will be directing the film. The script was written by Michael Elliot.

If you are unfamiliar with Zendaya’s work, the 17-year-old starlet has a leading role on Disney series “Shake It Up!” She was also a contender on “Dancing With The Stars.”

As you may recall, we told you last month that according to a photo shared to Aaliyah’s uncle and former manager, Barry Hankerson’s Instagram page, an Aaliyah biopic is also set to air on VH1 this summer. However, summer is swiftly approaching and the network has yet to make a peep about whether or not this film is happening. But, as always, we’ll keep you posted as further details regarding this project emerge.

Do you think Zendaya has what it takes to play Aaliyah?

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