Nov 15, 2014 saturday night saw the premiere of the latest addition to the lifetimemovie canon, aaliyah. She released her third and final album, aaliyah, in july 2001. Ive this book twice and wouldnt mind reading it again. I love aaliyah, this book captured her from the time she was here with us and the time she left us even after that. G, tupac 2pac aka makaveli shakur, or tlc member lisa left eye lopes. Alexandra was only a young girl when aaliyah was tragically killed in a plane crash on august 25. This is why zendaya decided to back out of the aaliyah biopic.
Alexandra shipp stars as aaliyah, in the new lifetime movie aaliyah. More than a woman by christopher john farley, the film arrives on dvd and digital hd via lionsgate on march 10. Dont miss the inspirational biography behind the exciting new lifetime movie aaliyah. Alexis petridis explains why pop music is the poorer for her loss. 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. Before beyonce and rihanna, selfproclaimed street but sweet aaliyah was poised to become a global icon. So advance controversy about the casting, among other things, can only benefit aaliyah.
As someone who has seen her fair share of biopics recently, i warned myself to keep an open mind when watching lifetimes aaliyah. Before beyonc and rihanna, selfproclaimed street but sweet aaliyah was poised to become a global icon. Aaliyahs family succeeded in blocking the use of most of her. The controversial tv movie finally gets its premiere. I made this because her movie is coming on november 15.
Chante dropped out of production after aaliyahs family voiced their opposition to the film. Aaliyah dana haughton was that music business rarity. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. The controversial tv movie finally gets its premiere based on christopher john farleys book aaliyah. The story of music and video star aaliyah, whose life ended tragically in a 2001 plane crash in the bahamas. This book may be a little misleading to new fans, so my advice is to get aaliyah by tim footman. 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.
What i really liked about this book was the pictures and the quotes that her peers had said about her. 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. Nov, 2014 although fans may tune into lifetimes controversial biopic aaliyah. Executive producers howard braunstein and debra martin chase, along with author christopher farley whose book aaliyah. Kelly and fans are up in arms age aint nothing but a number is definitely a perfect song for hiding in. Check out the full movie at and movie photos below. Etpt to get their fix of the muchmythologized singer, all they really need.
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. Since then, aaliyah s music has achieved commercial success with several posthumous releases. 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. Courtesy of lifetime in the summer of 2001, movie producer debra martin chase met aaliyah for tea. Kellys relationship with aaliyah is fully unearthed on. The biopic stars alexandra shipp as the young, ambitious singer and actress who spends her youth working toward stardom. 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.
Its the point at which most filmmakers would have thrown. 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. Inside the plane crash that took aaliyahs life biography. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Although fans may tune into lifetimes controversial biopic aaliyah. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. 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. 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. Kellys relationship with aaliyah is fully unearthed on surviving r. Saturday night saw the premiere of the latest addition to the lifetimemovie canon, aaliyah. Zendaya to star and perform in lifetime original movie.
The film was then shelved for nearly five years until lifetime picked it up. This biopic of the 1990s superstar, whose life was cut short at. There also are some mature themes, including the portrayal of an illicit marriage and an argument that results in some shoving. Aaliyah was a singer, actress, and model, with hits such as try again. Ive not read the book, but i sincerely hope its more insightful than the movie. The 42yearold rapper took to social media over the weekend to slam the film. Timbaland did not keep his opinions to himself about lifetimes aaliyah biopic.
Then again, aaliyahs short life, aside from that business with r. Zendaya revealed why she turned down the lead role in. Lifetime presents a biopic of a singer who had it all. More than a woman by farley, christopher john isbn. Kiely williams was then offered the role but turned it down. No one is more aware of that than the producers of aaliyah.493 760 1461 713 179 1312 966 322 442 37 721 720 1472 326 289 879 1292 65 950 356 324 73 216 1295 102 1097 1106 993 419 759 240