Eddie Murphy’s Daughter May Play Aaliyah in Upcoming Biopic

By Jamilah King Apr 09, 2014

Casting for the long-anticipated film commemorating the late singer Aaliyah has reportedly begun, and Eddie Murphy’s daughter Bria reportedly has a good shot at playing the ’90s R&B star. From Vibe:

Casting director, Lamont Pete, also said in an interview with Sister2Sister magazine that producers prefer a new kid on the block. "There were so many rumors about Ciara or Solange Knowles [playing Aaliyah], but this is one of those situations where we are going to see someone who we have never seen before," Pete said.

Other names that’ve been thrown around include actress Drew Sidora, and 106 & Park co-host, Keshia Chante.

The 22-year-old singer died tragically in a plane crash back in 2001.