The Roles of Missy Elliott and Timbaland Cast For Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic
Posted by Larry Csonka on 08.09.2014
Are you interested in the project?
According to The Wrap, Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) have been cast as Missy Elliott and Timbaland in Lifetime's Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. Missy Elliott and Timbaland worked with Aaliyah on her album One In A Million as well as her 2001 self-titled release. That was released the same year Aaliyah died at the age of 22 in a plane crash.
The biopic is planned for a fall debut, and is based on the book "Aaliyah: More Than a Woman," by Christopher Farley. Alexandra Shipp was previously announced as replacing Disney star Zendaya Coleman in the lead role.