Aaliyah's Family Wants To Stop Lifetime's Biopic
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.18.2014
They're not happy that they weren't contacted...
TMZ reports that Aaliyah's family wants to stop production on Lifetime's biopic about the singer, which will shoot this summer with 17-year-old Disney actress Zendaya Coleman in the lead role.
Aaliyah died at the age of 22 in a plane crash in 2001. Barry Hankerson, her uncle and former manager, said the family is upset because Lifetime never contacted them about the film. They will now try to stop any attempt by Lifetime to use her music and have hired a lawyer to try to block the release of the film. They aren't against the idea of a theatrical film but think a TV movie is too small for her life's story.