Zendaya To Play Aaliyah In Lifetime Original Movie
The Disney star and Replay singer is set to play Aaliyah in the film of her life...
By India Opie Meres
Disney actress Zendaya has been cast to play Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime Original Movie about her life.
The Disney start tweeted about the role saying, “She's been an inspiration and influence in my whole career, her talent still shines brighter then ever, all I wanna do is honor her.
“Show how much she accomplished in only 22 years....she's beautiful inside and there will never be another Aaliyah, I just hope to share her”.
Aaliyah was born in 1979 and achieved commercial success after appearing on Star Search at age 10, and subsequently meeting R. Kelly.
After releasing three albums and experiencing worldwide fame the star tragically died in a plane crash in 2001.
Zendaya released her single Replay in August of last year and has featured in films including Frenemies and the TV show Shake it Up.