Many are not happy about who was chosen to play Aaliyah in an upcoming biopic. Lifetime has yet to pick up another biopic that is causing quite a controversy. First it was Whitney Houston, now Aaliyah. 17 year old Zendaya Coleman of Disney’s Shake It Up has been picked to play the late singer Aaliyah. Coleman was picked over many other young women who hoped to get the role including singer Keshia Chante. This is another instance of looks vs. skills.Aaliyah fans seemed pretty irate about the choice, bashing Zendaya on social networks with no cut cards. This only means she has a lot to prove and we hope that she can! The same as the Whitney Houston estate, Aaliyah’s family isn’t having it with this film. There are claims of not being contacted in regards to the film and efforts are being made to block the film’s release,crazy right? The film is supposedly set to film this summer and premiere in the fall. Bradley Walsh is the set director for this film.