Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic has undergone quite a bit of changes and controversy over the past few months. First, Zendaya dropped out of the lead role, which she later revealed was because of the movie’s production value and issues with the music rights. Nickelodeon star Alexandra Shipp replaced Zendaya and then the late R&B singer’s family voiced their reservations and issues with the film.
Yet production has continued moving forward and now we have our first look at it.
Lifetime posted a short teaser (Aaliyah Was One In A Million) of the movie, titled “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” on their Facebook page on Friday. In it, Shipp dances in baggy camo pants, Timberlands and a sports bra – a signature Aaliyah look.
Check out the promo below:
While the short trailer shows just a moody glimpse of Shipp undertaking some of Aaliyah’s distinctive choreography and channeling her fashion and attitude, it also provides some reassurance that the production is back on track after a rocky start earlier this year.
Makes you miss Aaliyah that much more all of a sudden, doesn’t it?
“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” premieres on 15th November on Lifetime.