Cle Bennett To Play R. Kelly In Lifetime's Aaliyah Movie
October 21, 2014 at 12:58 PM (PT)
Two time GEMINI-award winning actor CLE BENNETT has been cast as R. KELLY in LIFETIME's Original Movie, "AALIYAH: The Princess of R&B," premiering NOVEMBER 15th, 8p (ET). The movie is executive produced by HOWARD BRAUNSTGEIN, DEBRA MARTIN CHASE and WENDY WILLIAMS.
The versatile actor is barely recognizable in the released trailers, appearing baldheaded, and hidden behind sunglasses.
BENNETT's credits range from the critically acclaimed "Barney's Version" to ABC's "Rookie Blue" and CBS' "Flashpoint." He has also been featured in the HBO series "Sensitive Skin" and "The Line," as well as films including "Arrow," "Cracked," "The Listener," "Guns," "Shattered" and "Lost Girl."
The actor has also earned a REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL TRAILBLAZER AWARD and an ACTRA AWARD nomination for Outstanding Male Performance.
Upcoming projects include lead roles in the BRAZILIAN feature film "Zoom," from the producers of "City Of God," and "Borealis," in which BENNETT co-stars alongside KEVIN POLLAK.