Morgan candidly said about Zaynie's abrupt leave:
A New Aaliyah Has Been Cast For Lifetime Flick! This Time They're Hiring A Nickelodeon Star To Replace Disney's Zendaya!
Things didn't work out with Disney's Zendaya, but that's okay, because Nickelodeon was there to save the day! The Aaliyah Lifetime movie has suffered a few issues since it was announced, but now it sounds like things are moving forward. Wendy Williams took to Twitter today to announce, as executive producer, that filming will begin later this month…and their Aaliyah has been found! She tweeted:
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) July 18, 2014
The name might not ring a bell, but you might know her as KT Rush in Nickelodeon's House of Anubis. It will certainly be inneresting to see fan reactions to this new casting of a starlet who is less well-known than Zendaya. We wish her the best of luck in taking on this major role! [Images via WENN/BauerGriffinOnline.]