For years, there’ve been whispers of an Aaliyah biopic. So many names have been thrown around to play the singer, from Cassie to Keisha Chante. But the movie finally has a face. Disney star Zendaya Coleman, has been officially cast to play the role of Aaliyah Haughton.
Zendaya is the star of Disney’s “Shake It Up” and was a performer on Dancing With The Stars, but she’s also proved that can can make musical moves as well. Her single “Replay” peaked at No. 40 on The Billboard Chart.
Aaliyah is clearly still missed by millions of fans around the world, and we hope the movie makes us feel like she never left. Because in spirit, she never has. Skepticism aside, check out the five reasons why we’re excited about the Aaliyah Biopic on VIBE.