Sunday, May 26, 2024

Cannes: Dionne Warwick, Courtney Love Announce Film Projects


Cannes is full of announcements today.

I can tell you that tomorrow legendary singer Dionne Warwick, one of the greats, will be here to announce she’s made a deal for biopic. AMBI Pictures is producing. Tomorrow we’ll know more after we see Dionne walk on by at the Carlton. Her story is amazing, rising up from her family’s church and gospel group in New Jersey to international fame and fortune. And oh– those hits– from Bacharach and David to Dionne’s later hits like “Heartbreaker” and how she created “That’s What Friends Are For.” Her sister Dee Dee was a famous singer, as was her cousin Whitney Houston. Should be good…

Other side of music world– Courtney Love will star with Joey King in “The Possibility of Fireflies.” Dominique Paul will write the script based on her novel. Deborah Chow is directing. Courtney is better known as a rocker, but she’s had some great moments on screen.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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