Here's the latest on the topic:
"It has been reported that Warner Brother Films will be creating the motion picture of the late singer and actress Aaliyah who died in a plane crash in 2001. Aaliyah sold more than 32 million albums worldwide before her career was cut short.
“We are going to great extremities to make this movie perfect. We have Chante in extensive training studying, speaking with family members watching personal footage and in choreography training with Aaliyah’s choreographer and dear friend Fatima Robinson. This movie will be seamless the same way it was for Selena fans who enjoyed Jennifer Lopez. I can promise Aaliyah fans that this movie will be ten notches higher.”
A source for the film reveals that “They will be going very deep into Aaliyah’s life and will allow fans to see the most intimate side of Aaliyah’s legacy.”
Sorces say the script for the movie film ‘holds no bars’ and will go as far as touching on the subject of Aaliyah’s highly debated and publicized marriage and annulment to producer R. Kelly.This movie will showcase Aaliyah in a new light. Fans will be so proud of this piece, says Condon."
"Canadian singer Keshia Chante on playing the role, “Aaliyah inspired me and an entire generation. She was effortless and was capable of so many things. This is a hard undertaking, I have big shoes to fill but I am committed, determined and will train to the very end to master this role. I want Aaliyah’s fans and admirers to be proud of this film and feel like it was the best interpretation possible of our babygirl. I refuse to disappoint.”
quoted from http://celeb.wohoo.co.uk/2009/01/aaliyah-movie/
Good match, I must say!
I'm excited (if it's true) bc I was a BIG fan growing up.