Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic Will Try Again With Nickelodeon Star

Lifetime is dusting itself off with House Of Anubis actress Alex Shipp, who will now rock the boat in the network’s high-profile biopic of the late R&B singer Aaliyah.

Producers had to scramble when original star Zendaya pulled out of the project last month. Now filming’s back on track to start later this month according to talk show host and author Wendy Williams, who first tweeted the Shipp news this morning along with the announcement that she’s boarded the film as executive producer alongside Debra M. Chase. (more…)

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