Lifetime Developing Aaliyah Biopic
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.16.2014
Zendaya Coleman will play the singer...
Lifetime has a biopic on Aaliyah in the works. Billboard reports that the network is doing a film based on the life of the R&B singer, who was a fixture of radio from her debut in 1994 through to her death in 2001 in a plane crash in The Bahamas.
The network announced that Zendaya Coleman, best known for her work on the Disney Channel's Shake It Up and ABC's Dancing With the Stars, will play the lead role. Coleman released her first album last year.
Aaliyah Productions, Inc. is producing the telefilm with Howard Braunstein and Debra Martin Chase executive producing. Bradley Walsh (Turn the Beat Around) will direct Michael Elliot having written the script.