LeToya Luckett has snagged a lead role in the new biopic, ‘Dione’, according to Variety.
The singer and actress will portray Dionne Warwick, in the film which will tell the story of the legendary singer’s life and career.
Warwick says that Letoya, who was once a member of Destiny’s Child, is the perfect fit for the role.
She just kind of morphed. Vocally, she was right. Her look was completely right.
The news was shared at the Cannes Film Festival. Lady Gaga will play the late English singer Cilla Black. Warwick, who attended a press conference at the Carlton Hotel, described the character as “her nemesis.”
She stole my songs. I was not a very camper about that.
Others cast include: Danny Glover, who will portray Warwick’s father, Mansel Warwick and Olympia Dukakis will co-star as German songstress and actress Marlene Dietrich, who mentored Warwick. According to the site,
The film will span the early days of Warwick’s career from 1962 to 1968, as she belted out would-be classics like “Alfie” and “I Say a Little Prayer.”
Shooting is set to begin in October.
Update #2: Lady Gaga is NOT in this move, according to Variety. Her publicist tells the outlet:
Lady Gaga is not attached to this project.