Although Lifetime is already in production on a TV biopic of Aaliyah, the late singer’s life will also be retold on the big screen.
According to Sister2Sister, a feature film about the singer will arrive next year, featuring some of her classic tracks as well as some unreleased music.
“We’re in a position where we can do the feature film and we can do the music,” said a source close to production.
Singer B. Simone has been hired to portray the singer, who was affectionately called Babygirl. Other possible co-stars are said to include Terrence Howard and Wood Harris.
Unlike Lifetime’s Aaliyah: Princess of R&B biopic, Aaliyah’s uncle and former manager Barry Hankerson is working with scriptwriter and author Zane to produce the film project.
“I think if we do our due-diligence, people will watch the TV movie and still say, ‘I need to see the feature film,'” the source said.
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