Zendaya To Play Aaliyah Lifetime Movie

zedayazendaya-aaliyahZendaya Coleman will star in Lifetime’s original movie ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B’ about the life of the late actress and R&B artist Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash in 2001, reports Variety. Zendaya will record four of Aaliyah’s songs for the film, based on the bestseller ‘Aaliyah: More Than a Woman’.

Aaliyah Dana Haughton made her debut on ‘Star Search’ at age 10 and was only 22 years old when a plane carrying her and some of her video crew crashed after taking off from a Bahamian runway. The film will depict her journey and rise to fame. Film will premiere in the fall.

  • Marina And My Diamonds

    She could pull it off.

  • Emmy

    Well, most Lifetime movies are terrible, but I like this girl. I felt like Disney was holding her back.

    • johnny

      She’s probably gonna be on Disney for like 4 more years. She has a new Disney tv show coming out soon.

  • Some Dude

    UGH, I feel for those girls that actually deserved this role

  • honesty

    She doesn’t fit at all.

  • http://zarriall-zombies.tumblr.com FuckHarry

    I’m sure she could do the role justice, I mean people hated lil mama as left eye for the tlc movie and she did a really great job (:

  • http://www.twitter.com/ hudgens.

    God, no. The girl can’t sing at all.

    • Tash

      She has the look & moves but not the voice. Hopefully they will keep the original songs & just have her lip sync like with JLo in Selena.

  • johnny

    This is a huge reach to me. She is too young. They don’t look alike at all. Her singing voice is way weaker as well. This sounds more like a vehicle for Zendaya than a tribute to Aaliyah.

    • zwagger

      she isnt to young.
      Aaliyah was 14 when her first album ( Age aint nothing but a number) came out.
      17 when her second (one in a million came out)
      and 22 when her last (Aaliyah ) came out.
      zendaya is the perfect age to be honest
      Aaliyah died when she was 22,im glad they didnt get someone who was way older then she was when she died, because that would be unbelievable.

  • ikeepempressedt

    Keisha Chante is a better choice.

  • dlovCyr

    I think they picked Zendaya because of her fashion sense and that “Ciara” vibe she gives. I’m okay with it, will watch.

  • BangBang

    I get why they would choose her since she’s been trying to look like her recently, and her last video clip reminded me of Aaliyah. Now I’m curious to see how it’ll end up looking.

  • barbiescunt

    No offense, but there isn’t a living soul that could pull off this role. Aaliyah is too good for a shitty Lifetime movie, I’m actually really offended. She is such an idol to me, I can’t even handle this news right now. Just NO. No, no, no, no, no!

  • Donna

    Y’all are mad but this is just like when J-Lo played Selena they looked nothing alike

    • HolyGround

      They did a good job with making Jlo look like her in the movie

    • Tash

      Truth! I think if they make her lip sync like how they made JLo lip sync, it will be fine. She doesn’t look worlds apart from Aaliyah either. It could work.

  • Cali

    i dont think this is gonna turn out well