Despite criticism over the upcoming movie biopic, ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,’ about the legendary singer played by actress Alexandra Shipp, the film has just garnered a release date.
Lifetime made the official announcement, On Thursday, tweeting, “She was the princess of R&B and now her story is being told. #AaliyahMovie premieres Saturday, November 15.”
One of the executive producers of the film, and talk show host, Wendy Williams also made the announcement with her own tweet. She added, “Wendy’s @lifetimetv movie, “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,” will air on Saturday, November 15th.”
According to Blogs.Indiwire.com
The film follows the beautiful and talented performer’s inspirational journey, from her debut on Star Search at the age of ten, to the challenges she faced during her rise to become the Princess of R&B. On August 25, 2001, at the height of her popularity, her life was tragically cut short when a plane carrying the singer, and some of her video crew, crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway.
“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” also stars Rachael Crawford and Sterling Jarvis as Aaliyah’s parents, Diane and Mike Haughton; A.J. Saudin as Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton; and Lyriq Bent as her uncle and music manager Barry Hankerson.
The film also stars Anthony Grant as Damon Dash, Izaak Smith as Timbaland, Elise Neal as Gladys Knight, and Chattrisse Dolabaille as Missy Elliot.
“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” is produced by Aaliyah Productions, Inc. Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams serve as executive producers. Steve Solomos serves as producer. Bradley Walsh directs from a script written by Michael Elliot.
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