The Wrap- 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.
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.”
Were Timbaland and Missy the casting directors for this movie? The girl playing Missy Elliott looks closer to Aaliyah than Misdemeanor. And Timbaland? Good try my dude. But this Izaak guy is a legit dreamboat. He doesn’t drink quarter water out of gallon jugs. Timbo and Missy may be geniuses in the rap game, but they aren’t exactly dimes in the looks department. Just another day in the life of an internet watchdog.
OK, I am not sure if I “fixed” the Timbaland actor, but I got us a little closer to reality. Missy is still wayyyy off, though.Follow @TheClemReport