Zendaya Coleman just got the role of a lifetime, as she's been cast for a “one in a million” role to play AALIYAH in an upcoming biopic produced by Lifetime.
Tentatively called Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, the film will document the life of the late singer, from her start on Star Search to her tragic death in a plane crash at the age of 22 in 2001, just hours after wrapping production on her music video for “Rock Da Boat.” The movie will be based off of Christopher Farley’s best-selling biography of her life, Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, released last year.
Zendaya is definitely a new-comer to Hollywood, but has already hit the ground running. She is the star of Disney’s Shake It Up, and was also a breakout performer on Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars, where she came in second place. Take a look at her some of her very proud Tweets this week ...
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— Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 16, 2014
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— Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 16, 2014
I'm just a 17 year old girl who got cast to play one of her biggest inspirations #positive— Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 17, 2014