For those you not interested in supporting the Lifetime movie about Aaliyah, the singer’s family is working on their own film for the big screen.

The script will be written by Zane, and will hit theaters late next year. The movie will also include some of Aaliyah’s original music. Aaliyah’s uncle, and former manager Barry Hankerson, is working on the production of the movie.

Singer B.Simone has signed on to portray Aaliyah. Terrence Howard and Wood Harris were named as possible co-stars for the big-screen film.


Although Lifetime’s movie has been marred in controversy since it was announced, it seems as though the family is going to have the last say when it comes to telling Aaliyah’s story. It’ll be interesting to see what’s told in the Lifetime movie (i.e, R Kelly) and what’s going to be discussed in the family’s version (probably not R Kelly).

In any event, it’s good to hear that Aaliyah’s family is doing what they can to preserve the memory they have of her.

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  • Mary Burrell

    They need to leave this alone. How is Zane writing this any better? Not a Zane fan at all.

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  • If there is anyone to write a well written script on Aaliyah’s life it’s Zane, a beautiful spirit of the African American lit community who has my full support on this one. She’s our baby girl of the literary world and certainly has way better books then 50 Shades of Grey. I think Beyonce lent her voice to the wrong movie. Check out Zane’s Addicted in theaters this fall.