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Lady Gaga to Star as Dionne Warwick’s Rival in Biopic of the Singer

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Lady Gaga attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Huffington Post)

Update: Gaga’s rep tells Variety she has no idea what this movie is and that the singer will not be involved. So.

Grammy-winning singer Dionne Warwick has announced during an appearance at the Cannes Film Festival that she’s plotting a biopic about her storied life, one that’ll feature former Destiny’s Child singer LeToya Luckett in the starring role. Playing the role of her rival at the time, Cilla Black, will be American Horror Story actress and Golden Globe-winner Lady Gaga.

The film — to be titled simply Dionne — will be based on Warwick’s 2010 memoir My Life as I See It and will focus mainly on the years 1962 through 1968. Mario Van Peebles (director of 1991’s New Jack City) is in talks to direct.

Warwick is, Billboard points out, the second most-charted female vocalist in history, with her 69 hit singles behind only Aretha Franklin’s legacy.