Alexandra Shipp To Play Aaliyah in ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B’
After Zendaya Coleman backs out from playing Aaliyah for the singer’s biopic, another actress has been chosen to play the role.
Alexandra Shipp, an actress who plays on Nickelodeon’s ‘House of Anubis,’ has been chosen to play Aaliyah in the film, ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.’ Such news was confirmed by the Hollywood Reporter.
Aside from this, Wendy Williams, a film, gossip queen and talk show host joined as one of the executive producers of the film.
“I’m excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/@DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aailyah,” she tweeted.
The filming will start this summer with a set fall premiere date.