Zendaya Coleman, the actress tabbed to play Aaliyah in the upcoming biopic scheduled to air on the Lifetime Network, has dropped out of the project. Coleman cites the fact that the film hasn't been received well by the family and fans of Aaliyah as the reason why she has chosen to disassociate herself from the production.

"Because it's someone I honor and respect so much, it has to be 128 percent, especially for all her fans, including myself," said the 17-year-old actress. "I didn't feel like it was all the way there, so I didn't want to do that. And when the time comes when it's done right and it's 100 percent, by all means, I will be the first person there ready to go."

According to Lifetime, the project is currently on hold.


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