Zendaya to Play Aaliyah in Biopic

Rumors have been swirling about an Aaliyah biopic and, more importantly, who would play the late singer since forever.

Now, it appears as though the Lifetime movie may be one step closer to actually happening.

According to the Associated Press, 17-year-old Disney actress-singer Zendaya Coleman will play “Baby Girl” in the biopic, which is based on the book Aaliyah: More Than A Woman by music journalist Christopher Farley.

The runner-up on last year’s Dancing With the Stars had this to say about the role: “I really want it to be perfect for her and show young people what she was able to do and what she accomplished.”

Zendaya went on to say she’s the right choice for the role because “if you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself.”

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