Moving On From Disney! Zendaya Will Play R&B Princess Aaliyah In New Lifetime Biopic

//zendaya tall

Jun. 16 2014, Published 8:26 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

Lifetime is ramping up its biopic schedule as the network has announced its newest addition – Aaliyah.

The announcement comes on the heels of Lifetime’s upcoming Whitney Houston tribute movie, which is slated to premiere in 2015.

The princess of R&B will be played by Disney star Zendaya Coleman, who is best known for her work on Shake It Up! Zendaya also is a singer, and the first single off of her self-titled debut album in 2013 went on to sell more than 1 million copies.

Article continues below advertisement

Tentatively titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, the movie will be based off of Christopher Farley’s best-selling biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman. The made-for-TV-movie will follow Aaliyah's journey from her debut on Star Search to her rise to fame to her untimely passing in 2001 when she was only 22 years old.

Aaliyah: Princess of R&B will shoot this summer and will premiere on Lifetime in the fall.


© Copyright 2022 Radar Media Group LLC. Radar and RadarOnline are registered trademarks. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.