Thursday, July 31, 2014

Singer, B.Simone, To Star In Aaliyah Feature Film

Singer B. Simone (pictured above) has reportedly been cast to play Aaliyah for a second movie project.  This movie will be on the big screen, and not a made-for-TV movie.

“We’re in a position where we can do the feature film and we can do the music,” said a source close to production.

According to Sister 2 Sister, another biopic is in the works to center on the 22-year-old songstress who died in a tragic plane crash.  But unlike the TV movie, this film will hit big screens and her former manager/uncle is reportedly involved.  
The big screen biopic will include the star’s hit songs as well as never-before-released music.

Shadow and Act reports erotica author Zane will pen the script and the film is slated for a 2015 release. The author shared a link to the Sister 2 Sister article on her Facebook page.

Terrence Howard and Wood Harris have been named as potential co-stars.

The Lifetime biopic starring Alexandra Shipp has had a lot of problems. Its first star, Zendaya Coleman, dropped out of the project due to production issues and not having the family's consent. The family also denounced the film and said Aaliyah deserved a big screen movie. 

In a statement, the Haughton family said:

"Lifetime Television is trying to dictate the status of our heroes, our heroines and – in this case – our beloved Aaliyah. We implore everyone to call Lifetime Television, send emails and bombard social media so they know we demand respect for our cultural icons.

We will not sit idly by while they misrepresent and reap profits from our luminaries. There is more at stake than the public could imagine."

Lifetime’s TV movie is scheduled for a fall debut, but those associated with the feature film think people will still want to see their movie.

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