Alexandra Shipp Cast as Aaliyah in Lifetime Film, Replaces Zendaya

July 19, 2014 1:26 PM

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Alexandra Shipp Cast as Aaliyah in Lifetime Film, Replaces Zendaya

The show must go on. Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp has been cast as Aaliyah in the made-for-TV Lifetime biopic, replacing Zendaya. Wendy Williams, one of the film's executive producers, announced the news via Twitter on Friday, July 18.

"I'm excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase," the daytime talk show host wrote. "Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah."

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