Zendaya: Playing Late Singer Aaliyah In Upcoming Lifetime Original Movie
The upcoming Lifetime channel movie is tentatively titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, our sister site Variety reports. The original movie will be based on the bestselling book Aaliyah: More Than A Woman by Christopher Farley, Time magazine’s former music editor. Not only will Zendaya star in the film, but she will also record four songs of Aaliyah’s, the report details.
Zendaya Excited To Honor Aaliyah, But Will The Family Let Her?
We can’t wait to see the former Shake it Up actress play Aaliyah onscreen. We personally think that Zendaya is a perfect fit for this role and we’re beyond excited to see how theTV movie depicts Aaliyah’s amazing and all-too-short life.
Aaliyah tragically passed away 13 years ago on August 25, 2001, in a plane crash in the Bahamas. She was only 22 years old when she died.
Zendaya Performs ‘Replay’ At Radio Disney Music Awards
Just like Aaliyah, Zendaya is also an actress AND a singer. The sassy star performed her song “Replay” at the Radio Disney Music Awards — and totally nailed her performance! Watch Z rock the stage right here. The song became a hit on the Billboard Top 100 chart. At only 17 years old, Zendaya is so talented!
Do YOU think Zendaya is a good fit to play Aaliyah in this Lifetime original movie, HollywoodLifers? Let us know who you think would be perfect in the role in the comments below!
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