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."