Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah in Lifetime's biopic
Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah in Lifetime’s biopic

Actor/comedian Craig Robinson and actress Alexandra Shipp are set to star in the horror comedy “Tragedy Girls” which is getting ready to start shooting sometime this year.

The film deals with “two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small Midwestern town into a frenzy and cement their legacy as modern horror legends”.

Brianna Hildebrand (“Deadpool”) co-stars with Shipp as the 2 girls.

Craig Robinson

The script was written but Tyler MacIntyre and Chris Hill, with MacIntyle directing. Anthony Holt will produce through The Comeback Kids with Edward Mokhtarian and Armen Aghaeian of New Artist Pictures, alongside Cameron Van Hoy and Tara Ansley. Kerry Rhodes will serve as executive producer.

Shipp was most recently seen as a young Storm in the recent “X-Men: Apocalypse,” and also appeared in “Straight Outta Compton”, “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B”, “Drumline 2: A New Beat” and Showtime’s “Ray Donovan”.

Robinson has appeared in many films and TV shows including his own sit-com “Mr. Robinson” and has several films coming out between this year and 2017, including the animated films “Henchmen” and “Sausage Party”, and films “Table 19”, “Zeroville” and “Morris from America” which opens on August 19.