Zendaya Scores Aaliyah Role

Posted Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:30 AM GMT

Scoring an impressive role, Zendaya Coleman will portray Aaliyah in the Lifetime biopic about the late singer's career.

Set to begin production this summer, it is scheduled to air on the network in the fall.

Lifetime announced the casting news on Monday (June 16) and revealed details about the flick stating that it will begin with Aaliyah's stint on "Star Search" when she was 10 years old and end in August 2001, after a plane crash ended her life at 22.

In addition, Zendaya will record four of Aaliyah's songs for the movie.

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