It looks like singer-actress Zendaya Coleman will be playing the role of late singer Aaliyah in upcoming Lifetime biopic.
The official announcement will come out later this week, but in an exclusive to Necole Bitchie, this is official as it gets. Filming starts in a few weeks, and the movie is set to premiere in September.
Coleman, 17, was first seen on Disney’s “Shake It Up” and as a backup dancer for singer, Selena Gomez.
We wonder if this will spark any controversy considering Coleman looks nothing like Aaliyah. We saw how much backlash Zoe Saldana got for not looking like Nina Simone. Either way, we hope she doe a great job and does Baby Girl some justice.
Who We Think Should Be Cast In Aaliyah’s Biopic
1. Casting The Aaliyah Biopic…1 of 11
2. Keshia Chante As Aaliyah Dana Haughton2 of 11
3. Omar Gooding As Timbaland3 of 11
4. Columbus Short As Dame Dash4 of 11
5. Jamie Foxx As R. Kelly5 of 11
6. Danielle Brooks As Missy Elliott6 of 11
7. Terrence J As Aaliyah’s Brother Rashad Haughton7 of 11
8. Affion Crockett As Jay Z8 of 11
9. Justin Combs As Ginuwine9 of 11
10. Michael K. Williams As DMX10 of 11
11. Aaliyah’s Mother Diane Haughton11 of 11
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