Missy Elliott and Timbaland Roles Cast in Aaliyah Biopic
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:47:23
Aaliyah movie update!
Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith have been cast as Missy Elliott and Timbaland, respectively, in the upcoming (and much troubled) biopic about late singer Aaliyah.
TheWrap reports that Dolabaille is a Canadian singer, actress and dancer without much Hollywood experience.
Izaak Smith was on So You Think You Can Dance Canada, among other things.
So they are relative unknowns.
Timbaland and Missy Elliott were key figures in the late R&B star's professional life, having worked with her on her second album, One in a Million.
The working title for the film is Aaliyah: Princess of R&B. It is slated to air in the fall.
Singer/actress Zendaya had originally planned to play to Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash in 2001 when she was just 22. But she dropped out, citing that the production was too rushed.
Will you watch this beleaguered, at least in the production phases, biopic?