Zendaya Confirms Aaliyah Role In Lifetime Biopic

Zendaya has officially been tapped to play Aaliyah for Lifetime’s upcoming biopic on the late ’90s songstress. According to THR, the cable network channel revealed plans for a project based on Aaliyah Haughton’s life after announcing they would be producing a Whitney Houston biopic. There was initially speculation that the Disney Channel starlet would be playing “baby girl” in the VH1 biopic, slated to air on Aug. 23. The “Replay” singer took to Twitter to share the big news with followers: