FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA

Entertainment

Alexandra Shipp to play R&B singer Aaliyah in film

By From page A7 | July 19, 2014

NEW YORK — Alexandra Shipp has very little time to get ready for her new role as the late R&B singer Aaliyah.

Lifetime spokeswoman Kannie Yu LaPack confirmed Friday that Shipp will play the singer, who died in a plane crash in 2001. Shipp replaces Zendaya in the Lifetime biopic “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.” Zendaya pulled out of production last month.

The project was briefly halted, but filming will start later this month, leaving the 23-year-old Shipp little time to prep. She has played roles on Nick show “House of Anubis” and the movie “Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.”

The biopic will be released this fall and will follow the multiplatinum-selling R&B star’s career from 10-year-old “Star Search” contestant to her death in a plane crash in the Bahamas at age 22.

 

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Please read our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy before commenting.

Special Publications »

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service (updated 4/30/2015) and Privacy Policy (updated 4/7/2015).
Copyright (c) 2015 McNaughton Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned local media company that proudly publishes the Daily Republic, Mountain Democrat, Davis Enterprise, Village Life and other community-driven publications.