One monkey don’t stop no show!
A new actress has snagged the role of Aaliyah, in the Lifetime biopic about the late singer’s life. Nickelodeon actress Alexandra Shipp will replace singer/actress Zendaya, who quit earlier this month. The news was announced Friday, by Wendy Williams, who will executive produce the made for TV movie. Wendy shared her exciting news tweeting:
She also shared the news with her audience on the Wendy Williams Show, telling them
You can count on us to get it right!
The talk show host revealed that the biopic will share Aaliyah’s personal life, along with the drama surrounding her rumored relationship with R.Kelly. Her relationship with producer Dame Dash will also be included. As previously reported, the movie Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, will be based on a book, Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, by Christopher Farley.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will resume filming this summer and will premiere this fall. [Twitter, Wendy Williams Show, The Hollywood Reporter]