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Alexandra Shipp Joins the Aaliyah Biopic to Replace Zendaya

Alexandra Shipp Joins the Aaliyah Biopic to Replace Zendaya

Alexandra Shipp has just landed the starring role in the upcoming Lifetime biopic based on the life of the late singer Aaliyah.

The 23-year-old actress, who is best known for her work on the show House of Anubis and her appearances on Switched at Birth and Victorious, will be replacing Zendaya in the lead role.

Talk show host Wendy Williams has also joined the movie as an executive producer.

“I’m excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah,” Wendy tweeted to announce the news.

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