Considering that i had already written about it ad nauseam, i knew the movie would touch upon the controversial relationship between aaliyah and r. Helping her along the way are her mother and father rachael crawford and sterling jarvis, her uncle and manager barry hankerson, her brother. This is why zendaya decided to back out of the aaliyah biopic. Then again, aaliyahs short life, aside from that business with r. Nov, 2014 although fans may tune into lifetimes controversial biopic aaliyah. As someone who has seen her fair share of biopics recently, i warned myself to keep an open mind when watching lifetimes aaliyah. The story of the music sensation alexandra shipp, from her discovery on the tv show star search to her tragic death in a plane crash. Zendaya revealed why she turned down the lead role in. Kelly, especially since wendy williams was one of the executive producers. This biopic of the 1990s superstar, whose life was cut short at the age of. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. She released her third and final album, aaliyah, in july 2001.
Before beyonce and rihanna, selfproclaimed street but sweet aaliyah was poised to become a global icon. More than a woman by farley, christopher john isbn. Saturday night saw the premiere of the latest addition to the lifetimemovie canon, aaliyah. This biopic of the 1990s superstar, whose life was cut short at.
With alexandra shipp, elise neal, lyriq bent, morgan kelly. Inside the plane crash that took aaliyahs life biography. Lifetime presents a biopic of a singer who had it all. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. I love aaliyah, this book captured her from the time she was here with us and the time she left us even after that. Chante dropped out of production after aaliyahs family voiced their opposition to the film. Lets face it, the buddy holly story wasnt a great movie artistic liberties doesnt begin to describe what a hatchet job it is, but it was at least anchored by an outstanding, oscarnominated performance by gary busey. The book is about her life from sunrise to sunset and about her friendships with all the other stars, for example, ginuwine, missy, timbaland and other big artists. G, tupac 2pac aka makaveli shakur, or tlc member lisa left eye lopes. I made this because her movie is coming on november 15. Aaliyah dana haughton was that music business rarity. Kellys relationship with aaliyah is fully unearthed on.
On august 25, 2001, aaliyah and eight others were killed in a plane crash in the bahamas after filming the music video for the single rock the boat. The film premiered on the lifetime channel on november 15, 2014 and was met with criticism in its early stages of production due to aaliyahs familys disapproval of lifetimes choice to create the film. Im aaliyah fan she was a legend to me because she had numerous hits and i want to know how did she ever get to stardom where she is called the princess of hip hop and died so tragically like rappers notorious b. Ive not read the book, but i sincerely hope its more insightful than the movie. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. Alexandra shipp stars as aaliyah, in the new lifetime movie aaliyah.
But there was much more to aaliyah than choreographed dance moves, movie roles, and a celebrated voice. Kellys relationship with aaliyah is fully unearthed on surviving r. Kelly through her uncle rewinding a bit, the pair first met through aaliyahs uncle barry hankerson, who also happened to be kellys manager. Courtesy of lifetime in the summer of 2001, movie producer debra martin chase met aaliyah for tea. Aaliyahs family succeeded in blocking the use of most of her. What i really liked about this book was the pictures and the quotes that her peers had said about her. Alexis petridis explains why pop music is the poorer for her loss. Timbaland did not keep his opinions to himself about lifetimes aaliyah biopic. No one is more aware of that than the producers of aaliyah. The 42yearold rapper took to social media over the weekend to slam the film. Before beyonc and rihanna, selfproclaimed street but sweet aaliyah was poised to become a global icon. Check out the full movie at and movie photos below.
Kiely williams was then offered the role but turned it down. The controversial tv movie finally gets its premiere based on christopher john farleys book aaliyah. The wendy williamsproduced biopic, which earned high ratings when it aired november, 2014, is now. Executive producers howard braunstein and debra martin chase, along with author christopher farley whose book aaliyah. More than a woman by christopher john farley, the film arrives on dvd and digital hd via lionsgate on march 10. Nov 15, 2014 saturday night saw the premiere of the latest addition to the lifetimemovie canon, aaliyah. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. Nov 14, 2014 no one is more aware of that than the producers of aaliyah. The film was then shelved for nearly five years until lifetime picked it up. The story of music and video star aaliyah, whose life ended tragically in a 2001 plane crash in the bahamas. Although fans may tune into lifetimes controversial biopic aaliyah. Kelly and fans are up in arms age aint nothing but a number is definitely a perfect song for hiding in. Aaliyah was a singer, actress, and model, with hits such as try again. Since then, aaliyah s music has achieved commercial success with several posthumous releases.
On june 16, 2014, it was announced that zendaya had obtained the role of the singer, and filming would begin in toronto, canada a few weeks later. Zendaya to star and perform in lifetime original movie. There also are some mature themes, including the portrayal of an illicit marriage and an argument that results in some shoving. So advance controversy about the casting, among other things, can only benefit aaliyah. Ive this book twice and wouldnt mind reading it again.
Etpt to get their fix of the muchmythologized singer, all they really need. The biopic stars alexandra shipp as the young, ambitious singer and actress who spends her youth working toward stardom. The controversial tv movie finally gets its premiere. This book may be a little misleading to new fans, so my advice is to get aaliyah by tim footman. Its the point at which most filmmakers would have thrown. Kelly kenyatta accompanied by tributes from fans and colleagues, traces the life of the successful singer who first gained notice as a talented teenager and later made the transition to acting in films before her. Dont miss the inspirational biography behind the exciting new lifetime movie aaliyah. Alexandra was only a young girl when aaliyah was tragically killed in a plane crash on august 25.485 110 870 496 587 608 209 355 1076 771 1393 626 1 861 1215 1239 1493 1320 606 825 147 1010 1165 1057 908 341 15 1262 959 1097 1346 741 535 1105 567 439 246 387 1015 771 305 681 593 621 1030 766 791 361 379 874