Role Call: Who Got Hired in Hollywood?
3:00 AM PDT, July 24, 2014
Shake It Up! star Zendaya Coleman has been tapped to portray Aaliyah in a new biopic of the late singer's short-lived career for Lifetime.
The 17-year-old Disney darling and platinum-selling recording artist is fresh off of a stint on Dancing with the Stars in which she became an instant favorite.
This will mark the first biopic for Aaliyah, who rose to fame as a pop star in the 90s before she died in a 2001 plane crash at 22 years old. The film will be based on Christopher Farley's bestselling biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.
Zendaya will record four of Aaliyah's songs for the movie, including many of her hit singles.