An Amy Winehouse Biopic Movie Is On The Way
But who will play Amy?
An official biopic following the life and career of Amy Winehouse is finally on the way, after the Winehouse family struck a deal with Monumental Pictures. The project follows the Oscar-winning 2015 doc Amy, which has frequently come in for criticism from Amy’s dad, Mitch.
That film was particularly scathing of the relationship between father and daughter, with Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil also being shown in a less than favourable light. Presumably this movie will pull a few more punches.
“We now feel able to celebrate Amy's extraordinary life and talent,” said Mitch Winehouse in an official statement. “And we know through the Amy Winehouse Foundation that the true story of her illness can help so many others who might be experiencing similar issues.”
Proceeds from the film will benefit said foundation, with Kinky Boots writer Geoff Deane on board to write the script. The project is set to begin filming in 2019, with an official release date yet to be confirmed.
- By George Wales @georgewales85