A brief trailer featuring lead actress Alexandra Shipp aired this week, showing the 23-year-old dressed in Aaliyah’s classic baggy jeans and crop-top outfit, showing off some of her dance moves.
Actress/singer Zendaya was originally set to play Aaaliyah in the biopic, but she dropped out, explaining that she wasn’t comfortable with the production.
“I just felt the project wasn’t 100 percent there. I feel [that] production wise everything just felt a little rushed,” she told MTV News back in June. “And I think because she’s someone I admire and I love so much, it can’t be done halfway, or not to the standards I think it should be done at, so I just decided not to do it.”
“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” debuts on Lifetime on Saturday, November 15.
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