Dionne Warwick is one of the highest charting vocalist of the 20th century — three of her songs are in the Grammys Hall of Fame and she’s performed around the world.
But despite all of her public accolades, very little is known about her personal life.
On Friday it was announced that a documentary about Warwick’s life was in the works, titled Don’t Make Me Over. The project is being co-directed and co-produced by Dave Wooley and David Heilbroner.
As reported by Variety, the film “brings to life the real Dionne Warwick, an African-American woman who broke racial and gender barriers, a dedicated humanitarian fighting injustice worldwide, and a singer whose music became the soundtrack for generations.”
Famous faces set to appear in the film include, former President Bill Clinton, Quincy Jones, Clive Davis, Gladys Knight, Cissy Houston and Smokey Robinson.
In addition to the documentary, at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival Warwick announced that she was in the early stages of making a biopic about her life with LeToya Luckett playing the lead. As reported by Shadow and Act, Mario Van Peebles was said to be directing the film with a screenplay penned by Randall Jahnson (“The Doors”), based on Warwick’s 2010 autobiography, My Life as I See It.
There’s no solid date for either project but we hope one of them touches on her on-going beef with Aretha Franklin.