Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic Is Airing In November 2014
Lifetime Network’s Aaliyah biopic titled Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B is premiering on the network on Saturday November 15, at 8/7c pm. The film is 2 hours in length and stars actress Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah.
Here is the official synopsis of the film from Lifetime:
“Before Beyoncé and before Rihanna, self-proclaimed “street but sweet” Aaliyah was poised to become a global icon with top-selling albums, a hot movie career and an adoring fan base. 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. Although just 22-years-old at the time of her death, Aaliyah continues to lead a legacy as Billboard’s tenth most famous R&B artist of the past 25 years and one of the recording industry’s most successful artists in history.”
Check out a 30 second trailer for the film below:
Were you old enough to feel the impact when Aaliyah died? If so, how do you feel about the fact that its taken till now to release a movie about Aaliyah’s life. Is this film coming too late or too early?