by TV One Staff
May 2, 2017
Not many of us could survive the shade of Aretha Franklin, and walk away as dignified and as gracefully as Dionne Warwick did. That’s because she is a legend. And a legend of her stature (Grammy Hall of Famer, humanitarian, and chart-topping vocalist) deserves at least two films about her life: a documentary, as well as a biopic.
According to reports, a documentary titled Don’t Make Me Over, will explore Warwick’s music career as well as her experience defying racial and gender barriers. The doc is set to include appearances from former President Bill Clinton, Quincy Jones, Clive Davis, Gladys Knight, Cissy Houston and Smokey Robinson.
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In the biopic titled Dionne, our favorite Letoya Luckett is set to play Warwick. The film will focus on her early career from 1962-1968, a critical period where hits like “Alfie” and “I Say a Little Prayer” were created.
Reports say that Lady Gaga was originally cast to play Warwick’s musical rival, Cillia Black, but is no longer on board with the film.
TELL US: Are you more excited for the Dionne Warwick documentary or biopic?