Letoya Luckett to Play Dionne Warwick in Upcoming Biopic

On Friday, May 13, legendary singer Dionne Warwick recently appeared at the Cannes Film Festival to reveal the names of the cast members to appear in her upcoming biopic “Dionne.” 

 

The legendary songstress revealed former “Destiny’s Child” member and actress Letoya Luckett will take on the role of a younger Dionne Warwick. 

 

"She is perfect and she has exactly the right look," Dionne said about Luckett playing a younger version of her. "She will bring out what is needed for this part." 

 

Sources claim Letoya will also be performing some of Dionne’s hit songs for the biopic’s soundtrack. 

 

 

Dionne also revealed Lady Gaga would come on-board to play her musical nemesis Cilla Black but Gaga’s reps have since denied those claims. 

 

Other cast members reportedly attached to the film are: Danny Glover who will portray Warwick’s father, Mansel Warwick,  and Olympia Dukakis who will co-star a Marlene Dietrich, who mentored Warwick.

 

 

It is unclear when the film will hit theaters. However, filming will begin in October. “Dionne” will span the early days of Dionne Warwick’s career from 1962 to 1968. 

 

 

We’re looking forward to seeing it! Will you be tuning in? 

 

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Story From: Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Us Weekly