Aaliyah Biopic Loses Zendaya Coleman In Starring Role

posted June 30, 2014 03:30:00 PM CDT | 12 comments

Aaliyah Biopic Loses Zendaya Coleman In Starring Role

Zendaya Coleman reportedly steps away from the potential Aaliyah Lifetime biopic due to singers' family's criticism of the TV movie.

Zendaya Coleman, who was set to play Aaliyah in the upcoming biopic about the singer, has reportedly resigned from her role in the Lifetime movie, which has reportedly stalled production as a result. 

Coleman's resignation follows comments made by Aaliyah's family members who were against the Lifetime movie. The actress's rep says Coleman is no longer involved with the project and sources tell TMZ that she resigned due to several factors, including the negative response from Aaliyah's family members. 

Jomo Hankerson, the cousin and head of Aaliyah's former record label, Blackground Records, recently addressed the potential TV movie. 

“We feel like [television's] really not the right platform,” he said. “Aaliyah was a legend. She was a hugely influential artist on our culture… I think that she deserves the treatment of a ‘Walk The Line’ or a ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ A big, major movie.”

RELATED: Aaliyah's Cousin Jomo Hankerson Disses Lifetime Networks' Forthcoming Biopic Of Singer

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