Letoya Luckett to play Dionne Warwick in upcoming biopic
LeToya Luckett, of Destiny’s Child fame, is signed on to play Dionne Warwick in the upcoming biopic Dionne.
The biopic is set to explore the early years of Warwick’s career, from 1962-1968, when she created hits like “Alfie” and “I Say a Little Prayer.”
Warwick herself seemed excited about the casting choice. “She is perfect and she has exactly the right look,” The Hollywood Reporter reported her as saying on Friday at the Cannes Film Festival. “She will bring out what is needed for this part.”
Luckett will also be recording the songs for the film’s soundtrack.
Lady Gaga is also on board for the biopic, playing Cilla Black, whom Warwick called her “musical nemesis” who “stole” her music.