Oh, Boy! We knew this biopic drama was going to get messy when Aaliyah’s family spoke out against the Wendy Williams produced biopic that Lifetime is shooting. They had an issue with the content, the former star of the biopic Zendaya, not being consulted on the script, they believed she deserved more than a made for TV movie and they also put a stop to Lifetime being able to use some of her music. Well, now the family has taken the matter in their own hands and they are producing a major motion picture about her life. Written by famous ‘Zane’s Sex Chronicles,’ writer Zane. And possibly starring Terrence Howard and Wood Harris. But, who will play Aaliyah? Singer/Actress B. Simone.
According To S2S:
For fans who haven’t been too excited about the plans Lifetime is reportedly making for its upcoming Aaliyah biopic, those associated with a different film about the singer’s life are sure their version of the movie will please.
For one thing, the feature film, expected to hit theaters in late 2015, will include favorite tracks recorded by Aaliyah before her death. In addition, there will be some never-before-released music, too.
“We’re in a position where we can do the feature film and we can do the music,” said a source close to production.
Singer B.Simone (pictured) has signed on to portray the “One in a Million” artist. Terrence Howard and Wood Harris were named as possible co-stars for the big-screen film, whose script will be written by author Zane. Most importantly, Aaliyah’s uncle and former manager, Barry Hankerson, is working on the project.
Though the TV movie is expected to air later this year, those connected to the feature film don’t think that will decrease the public’s interest in the larger production.
“I think if we do our due-diligence, people will watch the TV movie and still say, ‘I need to see the feature film,’” the source said.
I give up…. Please, somebody do this girl some justice. Please watch B. Simone’s “impression” of Aaliyah below and tell me if you think she is worthy of portraying the late great Aaliyah. I’m not sure if she was the right choice, but I give her props for taking the initiative to shoot her own video with costumes and choreography. That’s how you book those jobs girl!
Update: B. Simone’s Aaliyah “Tribute” has since been taken down off of youtube. However, if you CLICK HERE you can catch it at the bottom.
Watch B. Simone’s VLOG below…..