Former “Destiny’s Child” member LeToya Luckett is set to star while Olympia Dukakis and Danny Glover are also onboard a biopic about R&B and pop music legend Dionne Warwick for AMBI Pictures.
Warwick announced the project in Cannes on Friday and included Lady Gaga in the list of cast members with Gaga to play Cilla Black, her ‘musical nemesis’. Reps for Gaga however quickly sent out a statement saying she had never heard of the project.
In “Dionne,” Luckett will play Warwick while Dukakis is her mentor Marlene Dietrich and Glover her father Mansel Warwick. Mario Van Peebles is in talks to direct while Andrea Iervolino, Jack Binder and Monika Bacardi will produce.
Randall Jahnson (“The Doors”) wrote the screenplay for the film which covers the period early in Warwick’s career from 1962 to 1968. Filming begins later this year.