Watch: First Trailer for Lifetime’s ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B’

‘Aaliyah Princess of R&B’ (2014) Trailer

Lifetime has unveiled the first trailer for its controversial original television movie, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B .

Set to premiere on Saturday, November 15th, the Bradley Walsh -directed feature stars actress Alexandra Shipp , who took over the role after Zendaya Coleman dropped out for moral reasons .

The two-hour film follows the late singer from her Star Search debut at age 10, to her rise to fame and tragic death in a 2001 plane crash.

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B also stars Rachael Crawford and Sterling Jarvis as Aaliyah’s parents Diane and Mike Haughton , A.J. Saudin as Aaliyah’s brother Rashad Haughton , Lyriq Bent as her uncle and music manager Barry Hankerson , Anthony Grant as Damon Dash , Izaak Smith as Timbaland ; Elise Neal as Gladys Knight ; and Chattrisse Dolabaille as Missy Elliot .

‘Aaliyah Princess of R&B’ (2014) [Image via Lifetime]

Based on the bestseller Aaliyah: More Than a Woman by former Time Magazine music editor Christopher John Farley , the movie was adapted for screen by Michael Elliot .

Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams serve as executive producers, while Steve Solomos serves as producer.

The premiere will take place on Saturday, November 15, at 8pm ET/PT. Will you tune in?

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