Disney Channel regular Zendaya Coleman (“Shake It Up!,” “Dancing With the Stars”) is set to play Aaliyah in the Lifetime biopic “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B” about the late musician.
Aaliyah topped the charts from 1994 to her death at just 22 years old in 2001, but has yet to get a biopic. This one will be based on Christopher Farley’s bestselling biography “Aaliyah: More Than a Woman”.
Coleman is also a singer and her self-titled debut in 2013 sold more than one million copies. Bradley Walsh (“Turn the Beat Around”) will direct from a script by Michael Elliot (“Brown Sugar”).
Source: The Live Feed