Teyana Taylor is officially working on the Dionne Warwick biopic.
During an interview, when asked about the potential biopic and she responded, “We’re already working on it. We’re in the building process right now. I always wanted to make sure I could lock in with any person that I would be playing.”
Taylor also touched on the efforts that Angela Bassett and Jamie Foxx made to get close to Tina Turner and Ray Charles for What’s Love Got to Do With It? And Ray. “I miss when movies was like that when you get to like, really know them, tap in and really bond and build,” she said.
She continued, “I’ve always been a firm believer and stood on safety. She’s had a wonderful career, and I think right now is about making her feel as safe as possible to tell her story because a lot of these stories get misconstrued or dramatized to an extent. That’s not really where we want to go.”
Teyana Taylor recently made headlines for her role in A Thousand And One which is directed by A.V. Rockwell. “I appreciated the fact that even though this may not have been something that they intrinsically identified with on the surface, they did identify with the story on a human level.”
He continued, “Just the story of these two human beings, fighting for love, fighting for family, and fighting for things that we all want universally.”
Are you excited to see Teyana Taylor portray Dionne Warwick in a biopic?