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MOVIE FAB: Zendaya Coleman CONFIRMS Lead Role In Aaliyah Biopic Coming To LIFETIME

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A new biopic is in the works for one of our absolute favorite R&B singers Aaliyah Haughton. And Zendaya Coleman has confirmed she will be playing the beautiful late singer. Get the deets inside…

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Almost 14-years after her tragic death, a biopic chronicling the beautiful and talented Aaliyah Dana Haughton is finally in the works.

Disney actress/platinum-selling singer Zendaya Coleman has confirmed she will be playing Aaliyah in the Lifetime original movie with the working title AALIYAH: PRINCESS OF R&B.

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Zendaya took to her Twitter expressing how much of an inspiration the "One In A Million" singer has been in her career and hopes to bring her to life in the movie.

She tweeted:


Zendaya was spotted leaving BET’s 106 & Park earlier (above) and we wonder if host/ Canadian-born singer Keisha Chante congratulated her. You may or may not know that Keisha has been petitioning to play the "More Than A Woman" singer. Recently, she hinted at auditioning for the lead role on her Facebook and she often likes to show off her resemblence to the songbird, posting pictures of herself mimicking Aaliyah on Instagram.

The LIFETIME biopic (produced by Aaliyah Productions, Inc) will chronicle the "street but sweet" Aaliyah on her journey to the top of the music and movie charts becoming a global icon.

In the press release about the film:

The film follows the beautiful and talented performer's inspirational journey, from her debut on Star Search at the age of ten to the challenges she faced during her rise to become the Princess of R&B. On August 25, 2001, at the height of her popularity, her life was tragically cut short when a plane carrying the singer and some of her video crew crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway. Although just 22-years-old at the time of her death, Aaliyah continues to lead a legacy as Billboard's tenth most famous R&B artist of the past 25 years and one of the recording industry's most successful artists in history.

We can only HOPE everyone involved in the movie will do it justice. Do you think Zendaya can pull off playing Aaliyah?

Photos: Santi/Splash News/Zendaya's IG




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