Alexandra Shipp has the look but does she have what it takes to pull off playing baby girl? We’ll see on November 15, when “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” premieres on Lifetime. Produced by Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams, “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” is based on the bestselling book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.
The film also stars Anthony Grant as Damon Dash, Izaak Smith (Mirror, Mirror) as Timbaland, Elise Neal (The Soul Man) as Gladys Knight and Chattrisse Dolabaille (Home Away) as Missy Elliott. Lifetime released the first visuals to the highly anticipated film and we’re kinda feeling like it could be good.
Former Disney star Zendaya Coleman was originally cast as Aaliyah to mixed reactions when she suddenly pulled out due to a conflict of interest.
What do you think?
Who We Think Should Be Cast In Aaliyah’s Biopic
1. Casting The Aaliyah Biopic…1 of 10
2. Omar Gooding As Timbaland2 of 10
3. Columbus Short As Dame Dash3 of 10
4. Jamie Foxx As R. Kelly4 of 10
5. Danielle Brooks As Missy Elliott5 of 10
6. Terrence J As Aaliyah’s Brother Rashad Haughton6 of 10
7. Affion Crockett As Jay Z7 of 10
8. Justin Combs As Ginuwine8 of 10
9. Michael K. Williams As DMX9 of 10
10. Aaliyah’s Mother Diane Haughton10 of 10
First Look: Alexandra Shipp Transforms Into Aaliyah In Biopic was originally published on hellobeautiful.com