Alexandra Shipp Will Play Aaliyah in Lifetime Biopic
Her name is Alexandra Shipp, an actress who plays on Nickelodeon’s ‘House of Anubis’ — a teen drama that airs in Belgium and the Netherlands. The Hollywood Reporter confirms the news of Shipp’s part in ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.’
In addition to Shipp joining the film, gossip queen and talk show host Wendy Williams has jumped on-board as executive producer. Williams is more than thrilled to be working on the heavily-scrutinized Lifetime movie.
“I’m excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/@DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aailyah,” she wrote via Twitter.
So far Shipp hasn’t taken to social media to make any announcements or a statement regarding her role.
It’ll be interesting to see how Aaliyah’s die-hard fans react to the decision of Shipp playing the late singer. There’s bound to be plenty of feedback in the days and weeks to come.
‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B’ resumes filming this summer with a planned fall premiere date.
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) July 18, 2014