Lifetime to air Aaliyah Biopic

Lifetime will air Aaliyah’s biopic Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, on Saturday, November 15.  The film was adapted from Christopher Farley’s biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman. 

The movie has had numerous protests from fans and the late star’s family – who felt that a made-for-television movie would be an inadequate tribute – drove the movie’s first-cast lead, Disney’s Zendaya Coleman, to drop out and temporarily halting production. Coleman was eventually replaced by Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp, and Wendy Williams joined as executive producer.