Aaliya’s family is trying to halt Lifetime from making an Aaliyah biopic, saying that the outfit is too small to capture the scope of her life. They want a big studio to produce the film. The family is consulting with a lawyer to forfeit Lifetime from using any of Aaliyah’s music, photos and videos. Aaliyah’s cousin, Jomo Hankerson:
The problem that we have is that Aaliyah was an icon and she deserves an iconic tribute, not a Lifetime movie. They didn’t reach out. I don’t know why they didn’t reach out. We want a major studio release along the lines of What’s Love Got to Do with It, the Tina Turner movie. This needs A-list actors, A-list talent that can breathe life into what we think is a phenomenal story.