There are so many amazing biopics in the works! Another celebrity to get their own is famed R&B and Gospel singer, Dionne Warwick.
The film, Dionne, is based off her 2010 autobiography “My Life as I See It”. Seeking Mario Van Peebles as the director, the biopic will be produced by AMBI Pictures and covers Warwick’s early career from 1962 through 1968.
Playing the lead role will be former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett —which Warwick was excited to talk about.
“She is perfect and she has exactly the right look,” Warwick told The Hollywood Reporter. “She will bring out what is needed for this part.” In addition to playing Warwick, Luckett will also perform her songs for the film’s soundtrack.
Also starring in the film is Olympia Dukakis who will play Marlene Dietrich, Warwick’s mentor at the start of her career; and Donald Glover as Warwick’s father, Mansel Warwick. Lady Gaga was rumored to play Cilla Black, a British singer who became Warwick’s nemesis for covering her music. But Gaga’s reps confirmed she was not involved with the project.
“To God be the glory!” Lukett said on Instagram, responding to the news. “Overjoyed & honored! Thank you #DionneWarwick”
Luckett has been consistently acting for six years, starring in Treme, Ballers, and Single Ladies.
Filming for Dionne is set to begin later this year.
Will You Watch? Here’s Your First Look At The Controversial 2Pac Biopic “All Eyez On Me”
Aretha Franklin Is Reportedly Working With The Producers Of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ For Her Biopic
My, My, My: Johnny Gill Says New Edition Biopic And Reunion Tour Is Underway
Guess Who Will Be Playing Dionne Warwick In Her Biopic was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
BET Cancels Celebration Of Gospel
Spiritual Best Seller Book 'The Shack' To Be Movie Starring Idris, Forest And Oprah
Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler Recipe
Kierra Sheard Releases Self-Titled Album ‘Kierra’ [Exclusive Video]
Why Men Love Women Who Cook
March Is Bible Appreciation Month: 3 Things To Know
Top 10 Latinos Who Changed Their Names For Hollywood
Bishop Carlton Pearson Addresses Rumors: 'I Am Not Gay' [Open Letter]