Former Destiny’s Child own, Letoya Luckett will be playing Dionne Warwick in an upcoming Biopic, which will also co-star Lady Gaga.
According to People.com
The film, aptly titled Dionne, will follow the singer’s early career spanning from 1962-1968, during which time she created some of her biggest hits including “Alfie” and “I Say a Little Prayer.”
Warwick, 75, said she was pleased that Luckett would portray her on the big screen.
“She is perfect and she has exactly the right look,” Warwick said at the film festival, according to THR. “She will bring out what is needed for this part.”
Along with channeling Warwick in the film, Luckett, 35, will also record the singer’s songs for the soundtrack.
Lady Gaga, Olympia Dukakis and Danny Glover will also appear in the film.
Gaga has been tapped to play Cilla Black, whom Warwick described at Cannes as her “musical nemesis” who “stole” her music.
Glover will portray Warwick’s father, Mansel Warwick, while Dukakis will play German songstress and actress Marlene Dietrich, who served as Warwick’s mentor.
Filming is set to begin later this year, with Mario Van Peebles in talks to direct.
I like the fact that Dionne Warwick approves of Letoya portraying her on the big screen, but they could’ve gotten Teyana Taylor too… She looks like a young version of Dionne Warwick: