Disney Starlet Zendaya Coleman just got the role of a lifetime for the Aaliyah biopic.

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Word in the streets is that the lovely singer/actress/dancer Zendaya Coleman has gotten the role of Aaliyah (who was affectionately known as “baby girl”) in a  biopic that is set to debut on VH1 later this  year. If you don’t know Zendaya Coleman she has appeared on the Disney Channel show “Shake It Up,”  and she’s been playing around with music.

Back in September, Aaliyah’s uncle Barry Hankerson shared with the world that they had an Aaliyah biopic in the works, and soon after, whispers of a casting call made their way online.

BET host Keshia  Chanté, who has been lobbying for the role for years, even alluded to her Facebook fans that she tried out for the  part, but it was Zendaya who ended up coming out on top.

The official announcement will be  made this week and filming will begin in the  next few weeks.

Congrats to Zendaya Coleman on getting the job and we can’t wait to see what she can do with Aaliyah’s story.

Do you think she is a good choice?

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