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Lady Gaga to play Cilla Black on the big screen

Den of Geek logoDen of Geek 13/05/2016 rleane

Lady Gaga to play Cilla Black on the big screen © Den of Geek Lady Gaga to play Cilla Black on the big screen A new movie about Dionne Warwick will feature Lady Gaga as British icon of music and television Cilla Black.

In a slice of unexpected news, Lady Gaga is set to play Cilla Black in a new big screen movie.

The pop star and American Horror Story: Hotel actress will appear as Cilla in a film about American singer, TV host and UN ambassador Dionne Warwick.

From Cannes, the BBC reports that Dionne Warwick will be played by original Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett. Lady Gaga’s Cilla won’t be the main character of the movie, but instead a rival to Luckett’s Dionne. 

Upon being asked why she considers the late Cilla Black her nemesis, Dionne Warwick is quoted as saying "because she stole my music".

She was probably referring to the fact that Cilla’s cover version of Anyone Who Had A Heart held the UK number one spot for three weeks, eclipsing British sales of Dionne’s original take on the track.

The pair of singers also had rival takes on the song Alfie (from the movie of the same name).

The film about Dionne Warwick will also feature Danny Glover as her father and Olympia Dukakis as her singing mentor Marlene Dietrich.

It’ll be based on Warwick's autobiography My Life, As I See It, and Mario von Peebles is said to be in talks to direct.

More as we hear it.

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