Aaliyah is headed to the big screen.

S2Smagazine.com reports that singer B. Simone will play the late singer in a feature film that is scheduled to hit theaters in late 2015.

Popular author Zane will write the film’s script. Among those named as possible co-stars are Terrence Howard and Wood Harris. Barry Hankerson, Aaliyah’s uncle and former manager is working on the film, according to S2S.

In addition to appearing on the big screen, the film differs from the Lifetime biopic in that favorite tracks recorded by Aaliyah before her death will be used as well as some never-before-released music.

“We’re in a position where we can do the feature film and we can do the music,” said a source close to production told S2S.

Despite the TV movie airing later this year, those connected to the big screen project don’t think that will decrease the public’s appetite for an Aaliyah film in movie theaters.

“I think if we do our due-diligence, people will watch the TV movie and still say, ‘I need to see the feature film,’” the source said.

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(Photo Source: B. Simone’s Instagram)

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