A New Aaliyah Biopic Is Being Made With Zendaya Coleman As The Lead

17 June 2014, 10:14 | Updated: 17 June 2014, 10:25

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The biopic comes 13 years after the 'Try Again' singer's death.

It's been announced that a new Aaliyah biopic, tentatively titled 'Aaliyah: Princess of R&B' is in the works. 

Starring as the 'More Than A Woman' singer, who tragically died in an airplane accident in 2001, age just 22, is Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman. 

The film will be based on Christopher Farley's best-selling autobiography 'Aaliyah: More Than A Woman' and air on Lifetime.

17-year-old Zendaya tweeted about her excitement at being cast to play "one of [her] biggest inspirations."