Disney Star Zendaya To Play Aaliyah In Lifetime Biopic

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Zendaya, the young actress/singer best known for Disneys' "Shake It Up" will play R&B legend Aaliyah in a new TV biopic reports the Associated Press.

Zendaya has recently released 'Replay' the first single off of her debut album. 'Replay' has been a huge hit selling 1.1 million copies since its release.

The "Dancing With the Stars" runner-up will play the late Aaliyah whose incredible success was cut short when she was killed in a plane crashed in August 2001.

At the age of 22 Aaliyah left behind a legacy that Zendaya will honor in the biopic which is scheduled to air this fall on Lifetime, according to the Associated Press.

In addition to her role, Zendaya will also record four covers of Aaliyah's songs for the film.

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