LeToya Luckett Lands Lead In Dionne Warwick Biopic / Lady Gaga To Star

Published: Friday 13th May 2016 by Sam
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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.

Details below…

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.

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  1. Molly May 13, 2016

    Who?

    • DCFactCheck May 13, 2016

      Don’t like it at all. They don’t have similar voices (very important) nor do they resemble each other (even in Dionne’s younger days). Nope.

      • Letoya Luckett Stan May 13, 2016

        They do favor. You people turn your noses up at every biopic casting! Obviously Dionne gave her stamp of approval so sit down and wait for the film. A great actress makes it believable!

      • Logan May 13, 2016

        In Dionne’s early years her voice was higher. Letoya’s voice is the perfect fit for this movie and she’s become an amazing actress

  2. SoFresh May 13, 2016

    Good job LeToya! Always great seeing DC members keep up their respective successes!!!

    Now give us so music got damn it! Lol

  3. Stephon Jackson May 13, 2016

    She ain’t no where near as shady as Miss Dionne. Hopefully, she can pull it off.

    • Letoya Luckett Stan May 13, 2016

      That’s why it’s called ACTING lol.

  4. Gee May 13, 2016

    Happy to see Letoya doing her thing on the acting side hopefully some good solid R&B music is to follow.

  5. Letoya Luckett Stan May 13, 2016

    Toya is the definition of perseverance. She’s gone from low budget straight to TV films, to starring in her OWN successful sitcom and now a major biopic. Hopefully we finally get some new music!!!

  6. Coolness May 13, 2016

    Good to see LaToya out here still doing her thing. So long as Dionne approves of her being cast to play her, I see no issue. However, if we’re strictly going by physical resemblance, Toya’s Doe-like features don’t really give me young Dionne Warwick. Teyanna Taylor’s almond eyes, high cheekbones and pouty lips would have been a seamless fit. Still, congrats to Toya on snagging the role.

  7. Beyonce 101 May 13, 2016

    Letoya stays more booked than Kelly and michelle at times

    • Nick May 18, 2016

      @Beyonce101, You lied. Kelly is far more booked.

  8. cocobutta May 13, 2016

    Although id prefer a new album I have to commend her abilty to stay getting booked all over the place.
    This I hope gives her the proper shine she deserves as she generally played all roles on tv and movies well. Theres a certain energy she exudes that’s warm and engaging. Very well spoken woman also.

  9. Lake Erie May 13, 2016

    I like LeToya Luckett. This should be good. Hope with Dionne Warwick hopefully working chairside with LeToya, she could really pull it off. Also with lifetime not being the production, it may be a plus.

  10. Briano May 13, 2016

    Good for her

  11. Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn Is ? May 13, 2016

    I’m happy for her. Congrats Letoya

  12. Annalise May 13, 2016

    I think this will work, she has always been outspoken and sassy. Ofc not on the level of Dionne, but I think Toya will still do a good job . Congrats Toya!!

  13. brazio May 13, 2016

    Now this woman, I love! Congrats Letoya! I’m shooting ready for the new album” Until Then”

  14. brazio May 13, 2016

    *I’m sooo ready (spell check)?

  15. Paulo May 13, 2016

    Dionne complimented Toya’s voice but ofc you had to single out the comment about looks. mmhmmm.

    Toya + GaGa in a movie I never thought I’d see that. I’m VERY excited they’re both excellent. if you feel like LeToya can’t pull this off, two words for you: Felicia Price.

  16. Paulo May 13, 2016

    GaGa dropped out? ooops!

  17. Mikey Marks May 13, 2016

    It’s funny because Teyanna Taylor looks JUST like a young Dionne… She can sing, really well, and can act. I hope the best for Le Toya!

  18. Annalise May 13, 2016

    DEATH so gag-me’s publicist released an official statement saying Gags wasn’t attached to the film. But a few days ago Dionne was posing in front of a film poster with Sir Gaga’s name on it. LMFAOO! KIII Gaygay got firedT hunnie!

    • SoFresh May 13, 2016

      She prob feel some type of way that she ain’t the star and she’s an Emmy winner now. They lying when she clearly knew about it. Lying to save face smh

      • Annalise May 14, 2016

        LOL that’s what I was thinking! gag-me is more famous than LeToya and gags is such a big-headed narcissistic cûnt that she couldn’t stand playing second fiddle to her (even though she said Destiny’s child were one of her biggest inspirations growing up).
        Dionne’s camp offically confirmed her involvement with a statement, so it’s obvious that either gaygay got fired or walked out. KIIIIIII

  19. zeroing ivy bloper tran anti girl lemond time May 13, 2016

    Congrats letoya luckett do your thing

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