Dionne Warwick Biopic Starring Teyana Taylor Going Into Production

Dionne Warwick Biopic Starring Teyana Taylor Going Into Production

Before becoming a pandemic-era Twitter queen and meme lord, Dionne Warwick was a charttopping pop superstar in the same family as Whitney Houston. She’s lived quite a life, and that life is coming to the big screen.

On Instagram, producer Damon Elliott has confirmed that the long-rumored Warwick biopic starring Teyana Taylor is happening. The film is funded and has a shoot date this year. In response to the news, Taylor shared this message about Warwick and the movie:

And just like that.. 2020MORE Blessings! 🌹🙏🏾❤️

Ms. Dionne Warwick… A woman of great statue, poise and elegance, with a fiery spirit — Realizing I was looking at my future self. My reflection without a mirror.

Being able to learn and study from one of the greats like, @therealdionnew has allowed me to learn a lot about myself and the woman I am today. She has taught us to be proud of who you are…. —Don’t Make Me Over. ❤️

@therealdionnew Your music and social involvement has enhanced the culture. Your soul and artistry serves as an example of not only resilience and strength, but of faith and purpose. 🌹

Thank you for trusting me, @coco_gilbert And our production company @theauntiesinc with telling your iconic story! We are so excited to make you proud!

Shout out to @iamdamonelliott it’s GO TIMEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! It’s been a long time coming!!! 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

According to our fearless leader Scott Lapatine, Taylor should have been Oscar-nominated for last year’s A Thousand And One. Perhaps she’ll get to a nomination via the time-tested path of portraying a fellow celebrity.

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