There are so many different stars in the entertainment industry at the moment, who made their rise to fame and built their impressive careers from their time working on a hit Disney television series. We have seen the likes of Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez starting out in a Disney television series, before going on to become huge stars around the world.
It now looks like we have a new star on the rise, who has been involved in a Disney series and is now moving on to bigger and better things, and that person is actress and singer Zendaya. We have seen plenty of Zendaya on Disney, thanks to her role as Rocky Blue in the hit series Shake It Up!, where she has appeared in 75 episodes of the show.
It has now been reported that Zendaya has been cast in the role of Aaliyah in the planned biopic that will tell the story of the late singers life. The movie will be titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B and is set to be based on the best-selling book Aaliyah: More Than A Woman. Aaliyah: Princess of R&B will follow the singers rise to stardom, her success in the industry and her tragic death.
This is a very big deal for Zendaya, who is already beginning to prove that she is too big for her Disney roots and has the potential to become a huge star on a global scale. We already know that Zendaya has the vocal ability to pull off the role of Aaliyah, with the release of her impressive, self-titled debut album last year.
Aaliyah: Princess of R&B is set to begin filming this Summer, with the made for TV movie due to premiere on Lifetime in the Fall.