Zendaya's rep says the 17-year-old singer-actor is no longer involved in the project. Sources close to the production say many factors played a part in the decision, including the negative reaction from Aaliyah's family.
Zendaya posted a photo of herself and Aaliyah on Twitter with the quote "If she's going to do it, she wants to do it right."
Aaliyah died at the age of 22 in a 2001 plane crash. The film was to be based on the book "Aaliyah: More Than a Woman" by Wall Street Journal editor Christopher John Farley.
...if she is going to do it, she wants to do it right." pic.twitter.com/SSVYpA3SrK— Zendaya (@Zendaya) June 29, 2014