On Wednesday, producer Damon Elliott provided an exciting update on the much-anticipated Dionne Warwick biopic, revealing that the film, now starring Teyana Taylor, has secured funding and a set shoot date. Taylor, expressing her enthusiasm on Instagram, thanked Warwick for entrusting her with the task of bringing the iconic singer's story to life.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, Taylor shared her admiration for Dionne Warwick, describing her as a woman of great stature, poise, and elegance with a fiery spirit.
"Realizing I was looking at my future self. My reflection without a mirror," Taylor said. She highlighted the invaluable lessons learned from Warwick and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to portray such an influential figure.
"Your soul and artistry serve as an example of not only resilience and strength but of faith and purpose," Taylor continued. She extended thanks to Warwick and the production company, The Aunties Inc., for trusting her and their team with this iconic story. Taylor's post concluded with a shoutout to Damon Elliott, signaling the beginning of the much-anticipated project.
Dionne Warwick, in a short and intriguing tweet, teased about the rest of the cast, leaving fans speculating about who would play other notable figures she has collaborated with in the music industry, such as Luther Vandross, Gladys Knight, and Stevie Wonder.
The collaboration between Taylor and Warwick became a topic of discussion in 2020 on Twitter, where Warwick tweeted to Netflix, suggesting Taylor for the role. Netflix's response, "taking notes," fueled fan excitement and agreement with Warwick's choice, with many pointing out the facial similarities between Taylor and Warwick.
With the confirmation of funding and a production start date yet to be announced, the Dionne Warwick biopic, produced by Taylor's Auntie Production Studios, is poised to be a highly anticipated cinematic portrayal of the iconic singer's life. Damon Elliott, the Grammy Award-winning music producer, affirmed the project's progress, marking a significant milestone in the realization of this much-awaited biographical feature.