Early this morning, legendary singer Dionne Warwick happily announced to a room of journalists that there was a biopic based on her life in development and that it would be called, Dionne. She also revealed that former Destiny's Child member, Latoya Luckett, would be tackling the role of the iconic singer alongside a rather interesting role for pop superstar, Lady Gaga. Gaga's role would be that of the late songstress, Cilla Black, who Warwick described as her personal nemesis.Not signed in
"She stole my songs." Warwick said. "I was not a very happy camper about that."
However, contradiction struck a few hours later when Gaga's publlicist revealed that Gaga was in fact NOT attached to the film. According to a close friend, Gaga wasn't even aware the development of the film was in existence.Not signed in
Despite this, Warwick still claims that Gaga is attached to the project. There was even a promotional poster for the film displayed at the announcement this morning with Gaga's name etched onto it. So what's the truth? I imagine Warwick is just as confused as the rest of us. Gaga, however, seems to be the only one who's perfectly clear on the matter.Not signed in
Here's what we do know about the upcoming biopic (that hasn't been refuted). Danny Glover will portray Warwick's father, Mansel Warwick. Olympia Dukakis will play actress and mentor to Dionne, Marlene Dietrich. The film begins shooting in October of this year and will reportedly focus on the early days of Warwick's career in the sixties. Mario Van Peebles, also not firmly attached to the project, is in talks to direct.