Zendaya To Star As Aaliyah in Lifetime Biopic

Zendaya To Star As Aaliyah in Lifetime Biopic

JJJ could’ve called this…

Zendaya has been tapped to play Aaliyah in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, based on the fallen singer and actress.

Variety reports that the 17-year-old actress will also record four of Aaliyah’s songs for the movie, which is based on “Aaliyah: More Than a Woman” by Christopher Farley.

“She’s been an inspiration and influence in my whole career, her talent still shines brighter then ever, all I wanna do is honor her,” Zendaya tweeted to her fans about the role.

In case you don’t know about her, Aaliyah was only 22 years old when a plane carrying her and some of her video crew crashed after taking off from a Bahamian runway.

Aaliyah: Princess of R&B will film this coming summer and premiere in the fall.

Psst, remember that time when Zendaya dressed as Aaliyah for Dream Halloween?

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2 Comments

#1
Lana @ 5:38 pm on 06/16/2014

I think this is a fantastic casting decision. Of all the up and coming stars, Zendaya definitely shines the brightest and obviously draws a lot of inspiration from Aaliyah. Seriously looking forward to seeing this movie!

#2
okay @ 9:35 am on 06/17/2014

I hope she does it justice. Aaliyah was a beautiful person inside and out..and we’ve all been waiting for a story based on her life. Good luck to her

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