One of the most controversial films of the year has added another familiar face to its cast!
Actress, Elise Neal will play Gladys Knight in the Lifetime Biopic “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.” The singer and seven-time Grammy Award winner is Aaliyah’s aunt through marriage. Knight was married to Aaliyah’s uncle, Barry Hankerson. Both Gladys and Barry played major roles in Aaliyah’s life and career.
Elise is known for her role in The Hughleys and Hustle & Flow. The Lifetime film will also star Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah and Wendy Williams will serve as an executive producer. The film has already gained tons of criticism and backlash from fans. Fans have disagreed with the casting decisions and the family does not support the project.
With all the controversy surrounding the project, will you tune in to watch? Do you think Elise Neal will play a good Gladys Knight?