Casting For Aaliyah Biopic May Be Underway

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By: / April 8, 2014

It looks like casting for the Aaliyah biopic has finally begun.

Since the singer’s untimely death in 2001, talks of a movie to commemorate her life and career have been the topic of discussion for Hollywood and fans, and now a few solid names are up for consideration. Bria Murphy, daughter of Eddie and Nicole Murphy, has been mentioned to play the “More Than A Woman” singer, RhymesWithSnitch.com reports.

Casting director, Lamont Pete, also said in an interview with Sister2Sister magazine that producers prefer a new kid on the block. “There were so many rumors about Ciara or Solange Knowles [playing Aaliyah], but this is one of those situations where we are going to see someone who we have never seen before,” Pete said.

Other names that’ve been thrown around include actress Drew Sidora, and 106 & Park co-host, Keshia Chante.

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