Lifetime has unveiled the first teaser for “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,” which gives a sneak peek of what to expect from the biopic starring Alexandra Shipp as the late singer.
In the clip, not much is revealed about the film, but Shipp can be seen showing off some dances while sporting one of Aaliyah’s signature baggy looks.
The network recently released a statement describing the film as follows:
“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.”
Along with Shipp, others stars in the biopic include Rachael Crawford, Sterling Jarvis, A.J. Saudin, Lyriq Ben, Anthony Grant, Izaak Smith, Elise Neal and Chattrisse Dolabaille.
“Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” is scheduled to air this year on November 15.
Watch the teaser below!
Source: Urban Mecca