Alexandra Shipp Replaces Zendaya In Aaliyah Biopic

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014

Alexandra Shipp

Lifetime switched from Disney to Nickelodeon to find their newest star of the Aaliyah biopic. Alexandra Shipp of Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis has now been snagged to play the late singer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Shipp is replacing actress and singer Zendaya Coleman, who was originally chosen to play Aaliyah but backed out of the project late last month.

“It has to be done 120 percent, so I felt like it wasn’t there, so it just wasn’t a good choice for me,” she said when she stepped down from the role.

Read the full article at VIBE.

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