LeToya Luckett’s solo journey is climbing to new heights.
The Destiny’s Child alum successfully impacted the music scene with her chart-topping debut and in more recent years has focussed on acting.
For Luckett, the latter has proven a wise (and lucrative) move. So much so that the latest chapter of her narrative may be her biggest career look yet.
Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival this morning, legendary singer Dionne Warwick revealed that the Houston native has been cast as lead in a movie about her life.
Tentatively titled ‘Dionne,’ the biopic will depict the early period of Warwick’s career from 1962 through 1968 and is based on the singer’s autobiography ‘My Life as I See it.’
The AMBI Pictures production also stars Danny Glover and interestingly Lady Gaga.
Glover will play Warwick’s father, while Gaga is set to portray Cilla Black, the singer’s “musical nemesis.” Olympia Dukakis rounds out the main cast in her role as Marlene Dietrich, Warwick’s mentor.
Randall Jahnson (‘The Doors, The Mask of Zorro’) wrote the screenplay, while Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City) is in talks to direct.
Speaking to prospective buyers of the title (as is customary at the festival), Warwick said of Luckett:
“She is perfect and she has exactly the right look. She will bring out what is needed for this part.”
The project reads amazingly on paper. Here’s hoping everything aligns so as for its potential to be realised on the big screen.