Disney star, Zendaya, is set to portray Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime movie about the artist's life.
The network has named the 17-year-old “Dancing With The Stars” alum as the lead in is latest biopic, Aaliyah: Princess of R&B
Deadline.com says the movie will premiere in the fall, and will cover Aaliyah’s rise to fame and her tragic death at age 22.
Princess of R&B will be based on the book Aaliyah: More Than A Woman, written by Time music editor Christopher Farley.
Zendaya is also set to record four o Aaliyah’s songs to be used in the move.
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