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Former Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett has signed on to play Dionne Warwick in a new biopic about the legendary singer that is set to costar Lady Gaga, it was announced at the Cannes Film Festival Friday morning, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, aptly titled Dionne, will follow the singer's early career spanning from 1962-1968, during which time she created some of her biggest hits including "Alfie" and "I Say a Little Prayer." Warwick, 75, said she was pleased that Luckett would portray her on the big screen. "She is perfect and she has exactly the right look," Warwick said at the film festival, »
- Jodi Guglielmi, @JodiGug3
In a slice of unexpected news, Lady Gaga is set to play Cilla Black in a new big screen movie. The pop star and American Horror Story: Hotel actress will appear as Cilla in a film about American singer, TV host and Un ambassador Dionne Warwick.
From Cannes, the BBC reports that Dionne Warwick will be played by original Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett. Lady Gaga’s Cilla won’t be the main character of the movie, but instead a rival to Luckett’s Dionne.
Upon being asked why she considers the late Cilla Black her nemesis, Dionne Warwick is quoted as saying "because she stole my music". She was probably referring to the fact that Cilla’s cover version of Anyone Who Had A Heart held »
On Friday morning, at the Cannes Film Festival, Dionne Warwick appeared before a room of journalists to announce her new biopic “Dionne.” She proudly revealed that LeToya Luckett (one of the original members of Destiny’s Child) would be playing her, and that Lady Gaga would be portraying the late singer Cilla Black. Warwick went on to describe the character as “her nemesis.” “She stole my songs,” Warwick said of Black. “I was not a very happy camper about that.”
She’s not the only one. A few hours later, Lady Gaga’s publicist issued a statement, saying that the “Born This Way Singer” was not attached to the movie and would not be taking the role. According to a source, Gaga wasn’t even aware of the film.
The (fake) news of Gaga’s attachment to the film made international headlines. When Warwick presented the project, she stood in »
- Ramin Setoodeh
A pure-gold Savant favorite, Sir Richard Attenborough's first feature as director is a stylized pacifist epic of the insane tragedy of WW1, told through contemporary songs, with the irreverent lyrics given them by the soldiers themselves. And one will not want to miss a young Maggie Smith's music hall performance -- luring young conscripts to doom in the trenches. It's the strangest pacifist film ever, done in high style. Oh! What a Lovely War DVD The Warner Archive Collection 1969 / Color / 2:35 enhanced widescreen / 144 min. / Street Date September 22, 2015 / available through the WBshop / 16.99 Starring: Too many to name, see below. Cinematography Gerry Turpin Production Design Donald M. Ashton Art Direction Harry White Choreography Eleanor Fazan Film Editor Kevin Connor Original Music Alfred Ralston Written by Len Deighton from the musical play by Joan Littlewood from the radio play by Charles Chilton Produced by Richard Attenborough, Brian Duffy, Len Deighton Directed »
- Glenn Erickson
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