Zendaya Coleman Excited About Lifetime’s “Aaliyah: Princess Of R&B Role”

June 17, 2014 • By

Zendaya Coleman Aaliyah Movie

Zendaya Coleman has been announced for Lifetime’s movie “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B.” Zendaya will portray Aaliyah in the Lifetime biopic about her life and death.

Zendaya is set to shoot the movie this summer, and fans will get to tune in to watch the premiere in the fall. Here’s what Zendaya had to say about getting the lead role in the movie:

She’s been an inspiration and influence in my whole career, her talent still shines brighter then ever, all I wanna do is honor her, show how much she accomplished in only 22 years….she’s beautiful inside and there will never be another Aaliyah, I just hope to share her beautiful story, and make her proud up in heaven #babygirl #forever #OneInAMillion

Zendaya also added:

I’m just a 17 year old girl who got cast to play one of her biggest inspirations #positive

Congratulations to Zendaya! We’re excited to tune in to watch the movie and hear the music Zendaya is set to record for the film!