Cannes: Destiny's Child alum to play Dionne Warwick in biopic

Who Will Star In Dionne Warwick Biopic

Original Destiny's Child member LeToya Luckett is set to play R&B and pop music legend Dionne Warwick in an upcoming biopic, Warwick announced in Cannes on Friday.

Lady Gaga, Olympia Dukakis and Danny Glover will also appear in the film, to be called Dionne.

AMBI Pictures, the L.A.-based production outfit set up by Italian producer Andrea Iervolino and Bacardi drinks heiress Monika Bacardi, will produce the film and handle international sales, shopping the project to buyers here in Cannes.

Warwick is one of the most successful recording artists of all time. A five-time Grammy winner, she has scored international hits with songs such as I Say a Little Prayer, Do You Know the Way to San Jose? or the 1987 charity single That's What Friends Are For, recorded together with Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder, which raised millions for AIDS research foundation AmFAR. She is also the cousin of the late pop star Whitney Houston.

Perhaps best known for her long-time collaboration with songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Warwick, with 69 charted singles between 1962 and 1998, is the second most-charted female vocalist of all time on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts, behind only Aretha Franklin.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 03: John Conyers and Dionne Warwick speak during GRAMMY's On The Hill/Lobby Day on Capitol Hill on April 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/WireImage for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 19: Recording artist Dionne Warwick at Being Dionne Warwick- A Reel To Reel Benefit For MusiCares And The GRAMMY Museum at The GRAMMY Museum on March 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage)
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - FEBRUARY 15: Five-time Grammy Award winner Dionne Warrick performs on stage at Route 66 Casinos Legends Theater on February 15, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 08: (L-R) Sevyn Streeter, Dionne Warwick, and Janelle Monae attend the 2013 Soul Train Awards on November 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/BET/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Singer Dionne Warwick attends the 2013 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty in Central Park on September 28, 2013 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Dionne Warwick speaks to students during the 2013 GRAMMY Camp Legends Luncheon at Converse Rubber Tracks on August 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/WireImage for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Singer Dionne Warwick attends the 1st Annual Unite4:humanity Event hosted by Unite4good and Variety on February 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)

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