Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya in Aaliyah Biopic

Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya in Aaliyah Biopic

Alexandra Shipp has hopped on board the Aaliyah biopic to replace Zendaya in the role of the late singer.

The 23-year-old actress is best known for her work on the show House of Anubis and she has also appeared on Switched at Birth and Victorious.

Talk show host Wendy Williams has also joined the movie as an executive producer.

“I’m excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah,” Wendy tweeted to announce the news.

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2 Comments

#1
Sable Senegal @ 12:24 pm on 07/20/2014

Zendaya did the right thing by backing out of the aaliyah movie.she was getting too much fallout from aaliyah’s family who are against this movie being made.Zendaya is such a classy &respectable artist , and I don’t feel this movie will reflect her portraying aaliyah in a positive light.better projects will come along for her.I think this lifetime biopic will fail and Zendaya won’t catch the heat for it.

#2
Kerone @ 3:55 am on 07/24/2014

This Alexandria Shipp don’t look crap like Aaliyah. They must think all black people look alike.She looks Asian .They need to recast.This movie will suck! I Will not watch !

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