First Look: Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic

Aaliyah is finally getting the biopic treatment, and Lifetime has released the first teaser for the soon to be released biopic. This haunting teaser features the actress playing Aaliyah dancing in baggy cargo pants, a sports bra, and jean jacket. Its eerie how much she looks like Aaliyah, it gave me goosebumps watching her dancing, because if you didn’t look close you would think its Aaliyah.

This movie has to be pretty much perfect for Lifetime, anything less than a knock-out and this will set them back immensely. As their Saved By The Bell and Brittany Murphy biopics were not well received, and the success of the Aaliyah biopic could affect the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic. I am sure they are hoping for the same success VH1 saw when they released the TLC biopic last year, and it was loved by fans and critics alike, Lifetime has a lot to prove with this movie. Aaliyah was “One In A Million” and her movie needs to reflect that distinction.

The Huffington Post Reports:

Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic has undergone quite a bit of changes and controversy over the past few months. First, Zendaya dropped out of the lead role, which she later revealed was because of the movie’s production value and issues with the music rights. Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp replaced Zendaya and then the late R&B singer’s family voiced their reservations and issues with the film. Yet production has continued moving forward and now we have our first look at it.

Lifetime posted a short teaser of the movie, titled “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,” to their Facebook page on Friday. In it, Shipp dances in baggy camo pants, Timberlands and a sports bra — a signature Aaliyah look.


LuvBugs how do you feel about the Aaliyah biopic? Will you be watching when it premieres on Lifetime? Or do you have the same reservations that the family has? Let me know in the comments…

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