Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic is back on track with a new actress in the starring role. Alexandra Shipp, Nickelodeon star has been cast to play the R&B singer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. This follows news of Wendy Williams boarding the TV movie as an executive producer, which she first announced Friday on Twitter. Shipp takes over for Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman, when she left the production on June. The actress and singer was to record four of the songs that would’ve appeared in the movie.