Alexandra Shipp was slammed after she portrayed the late Aaliyah in the Lifetime biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. The lukewarm response to the movie didn’t stop the movie offers from rolling in though.
The former Disney star has been snagged to play Storm in the upcoming X-Men installment, X-Men: Apocalypse, which hits theaters May 27, 2016. The film’s director Bryan Singer took to his Twitter to announce the upcoming flick.
Since the airing of her debut film, the 23-year-old has been keeping busy. She has a recurring role on Days of Our Lives and is playing Ice Cube’s wife in the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, due in theaters in August 2015.