Yes gawd! They finally getting ready to do this film, and with a budget like 80 million this movie not going straight to BET, no gawd! Money is time, so I assume they’re going to really push this film to be huge!
I was over at singersroom.com where I got the T.
But the role is reported to have been filled by director Bill Condon (director behind Dreamgirls), who chose 23-year old Keshia Chante, Canadian-born R&B singer and former girlfriend of rapper Drake. Chante’s ability to sing and dance and her uncanny resemblance to Aaliyah seem like a match. The film has an impressive $80 million budget and a legion of hungry fans who are awaiting more information on the project.
Meagan Good was up for the role, but I guess she got packed! She’s come along way as an actress and she’s beautiful, but she’s not a singer. Keshia Chante, I never seen her play in anything, but she’s a singer! Let’s hope they made the right choice!
“And from my understanding, there are people trying to create a movie and Aaliyah’s family are still mourning her loss and aren’t ready to share her story and create a film. So there’s a bit of back and forth thing with her family and with creative people. And I know that they would bless a movie being created, they’re just not 100 percent comfortable and unfortunately from my understanding they don’t have complete control of her estate. So a movie could technically be made without them green lighting it and I kind of think that’s unfortunate. So I want her family to be on board and to be happy with it. It’s still kind of lingering in the air.”