Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic Finds its Missy Elliott and Timbaland

Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic Finds its Missy Elliott and Timbaland

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R&B singer Aaliyah died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001.  (Jim Cooper/AP Photo)

Jethro Nededog, THE WRAP

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com)—You can’t have a movie about Aaliyah without her musical mentors.

A network representative told TheWrap that Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic has cast Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith as producer-rappers Missy Elliott and Timbaland, respectively.

Dolabaille is a newcomer to Hollywood. She’s a Canadian actress, singer and dancer. Watch her video resume below.

Izaak Smith, on the other hand, was a contender on “So You Think You Can Dance Canada.” He has appeared in “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” and “Mirror Mirror” as a dancer. He also played Cal Rice on popular Canadian series, “Tower Prep,” and Danny on digital series “Totally Amp’d.”

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