LeToya Luckett To Star In Dionne Warwick Biopic
LeToya Luckett hasn’t had a hit since she was torn in between the two a decade ago, but the former Destiny’s Child has been putting in work on both the small and big screen.
LeToya Luckett will play Warwick, with Olympia Dukakis appearing as Warwick’s mentor Marlene Dietrich.
Destiny’s Child alum LeToya Luckett is set to play R&B and pop music legend Dionne Warwick in an upcoming biopic, Warwick announced in Cannes on Friday.
At the event, Lady Gaga, Olympia Dukakis and Danny Glover were also announced as cast members in the film, to be called Dionne.
However, immediately after the event, Lady Gaga’s reps sent out a statement saying she was not involved with the project: “She is not attached and will not appear in this project.” Gaga, who was supposed to play Cilla Black, the singer’s “musical nemesis,” had never heard of the project, according to sources.
Olympia Dukakis will play Marlene Dietrich, who was Warwick’s mentor at the start of her career. Glover will play Warwick’s father, Mansel Warwick.
Warwick said Friday that the team is in talks with Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City) to direct.
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