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Dionne Warwick announces biopic, prompting quick denials

FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005 file photo, Dionne Warwick sings "I Say A Little Prayer" at the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Destiny’s Child alum LeToya Luckett will star as Dionne Warwick in a planned biopic of the R&B singer. The 75-year-old Warwick was in Cannes on Friday, May 13, 2016 to announce the project, which will also co-star Lady Gaga, Danny Glover and Olympia Dukakis. Gaga is to play the late British singer Cilla Black. The film, based on Warwick’s memoir “My Life As I See It,” will focus on the years 1962 through 1968. (AP Photo/Collin Reid, file)
May 13, 2016 - 11:49 AM

CANNES, France - Dionne Warwick announced plans for a biopic about herself at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, but questions quickly arose about the legitimacy of the fledgling production company the R&B singer has signed up with.

Shortly after the 75-year-old Warwick announced that the film will star LeToya Luckett and Lady Gaga, a representative for Gaga denied that the pop star was involved. She had been announced to play the late British singer Cilla Black.

It was the second time in months that AMBI Pictures, a company founded by Italian producer Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, was caught blatantly overstating a project. AMBI made headlines in February when it claimed to be distributing a movie starring Pope Francis. The Vatican promptly denied that.

A representative for AMBI didn't respond to requests for comment Friday.

"Dionne" is being shopped for buyers in Cannes.

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