Thursday, May 22, 2014


For a number of years their has been rumors circulating that a movie would be released telling the story of the late singer Aaliyah. The "One In A Million" singer passed away back in 2001 when her private plane crashed in the Bahamas. As more rumored details surfaced online Keisha Chante was rumored to be playing the role of the smooth singer but nothing ever happened. The Haughton family never wanted the movie to happen but the fans & her uncle & former manager Barry Hankerson was trying his best to make the film a reality. Now after a long journey it looks like we all maybe able to see it all come together. 

Get more details after the jump. 

A actress by the name of Tristin Mays who auditioned to play the leading role spoke out via Instagram about the process that she experienced. 

"Normally I wouldn’t do something like this. But a very close friend of mine, @loganlaurice, gave me the courage to speak up about something that’s been pending and sitting on my heart. Today, I can’t be upset that I didn’t book the role I worked so hard for. This may have been the most difficult, emotional, inspiring, and lengthy audition process I’ve ever experienced. Getting the chance to portray someone I’ve always loved and admired so much was a blessing every single step of the way. I invested every ounce of my body mind and soul into this process and I can honestly say I’m proud of myself. God definitely has something incredible in store for me. A huge thank you to everyone who believed in me and spoke up for me in the room. And a huge congratulations to everyone in the cast! #TheAaliyahStory. Like Logan said, you’re satisfied no matter the outcome of things that aren’t in your control. -Tristin Mays"

This past December Barry Hankerson has announced that their would be a biopic that would be produced by VH1 & also shared a promotional photo for the movie. According to Hankerson the film will debut on VH1 on August 25th which is the 13th anniversary of Aaliyah's untimely death. 

Any fan of Aaliyah can hope that the biopic will be done in a respectful way & will come out to be something she & her family can be proud of. 

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