18
Jul
2014

Actress Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya in Aaliyah Biopic, Wendy Williams Named As Executive Producer

Written by thejasminebrand in Blog

Actress Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya in Aaliyah Biopic, Wendy Williams Named As Executive Producer the jasmine brand

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:

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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. 

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will resume filming this summer and will premiere this fall. [Twitter, Wendy Williams Show, The Hollywood Reporter] 

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One Comment to “Actress Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya in Aaliyah Biopic, Wendy Williams Named As Executive Producer”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I feel a little better about Wendy Williams being involved.I’m not her biggest fan,but she was around during Aaliyahs reign.She may add some credibility to the movie.This new chick looks like she might do.She seems to have that edginess that Zendaya lacked.

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