Anyone in agreement with Aaliyah’s family, who’s not exactly thrilled about the late singer’s upcoming Lifetime biopic, should be be pleased to know that a different film is in the works. One slated to release in theaters, in fact, according to close sources.
For one thing, the feature film, expected to hit theaters in late 2015, will include favorite tracks recorded by Aaliyah before her death. In addition, there will be some never-before-released music, too.
“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 (pictured) has signed on to portray the “One in a Million” artist. Terrence Howard and Wood Harris were named as possible co-stars for the big-screen film, whose script will be written by author Zane. Most importantly, Aaliyah’s uncle and former manager, Barry Hankerson, is working on the project.
Though the TV movie is expected to air later this year, those connected to the feature film don’t think that will decrease the public’s interest in the larger production.
“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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