MTO SUPER WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: Zendaya Is Reportedly CUT From The New Aaliyah Biopic . . . And She’s Replaced By . . . RIHANNA!!! (Rih’s ACTING Career . . Is About To EXPLODE)

: To all you folks that are UPSET that Disney star ZENDAYA was cast in the Lifetime Aaliyah biopic, you may just get your wish. According to a TOP HOLLYWOOD INSIDER (who works at the TOP agency in LA) . . . the producers of the film are working FRANTICALLY to find a replacement for Zendaya.

The insider told, “The [Zendaya] backlash is huge. Either the network is going to have to replace her, or shut down production. Right now they’re negotiating with Rihanna to play Aaliyah. And [Rihanna’s] interested.”

We’re told that they’re working to the details with the NEW QUEEN as we speak. Don’t expect an announcement until all the is are dotted and the t’s are crossed. But once it happens – REMEMBER WHERE YOU HEARD IT FIRST!!!

By the way, we think Rihanna being cast as Aaliyah is PERFECT. Conratulations to our girl RIHANNA – she’s the TOP pop star in the world . . . and she’s well on her way to becoming one of the TOP ACTRESSES in the world.