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Dionne Warwick announces biopic, prompting quick denials
By Associated Press
Published May 18, 2016

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CANNES, France (AP) _ 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.

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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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