R&B singer LeToya Luckett plans to step into the shoes of one of music’s pioneers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Destiny’s Child member will play Dionne Warwick in the forthcoming biopic, Dionne.
During an event in Cannes on Friday (May 13), Warwick shared her elation in casting the “Torn” artist to play her younger self. “She is perfect and she has exactly the right look,” Warwick said. “She will bring out what is needed for this part.”
The “I Say A Little Prayer” singer also revealed that Mario Van Peebles might take on the reigns as director for the project. There’s no word on a release date just yet, but reports also stated that Lady Gaga, who was originally selected to come on board as Warwick’s adversary Cilla Black, will no longer be a part of the production.
Famed actor Danny Glover was also announced as another person involved in the reel. Details are still forthcoming.