Mitch Winehouse, Amy Winehouse’s father, is working on a movie about his daughter’s life. The singer Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011. She was 27 years old. The singer died at the height of her short but successful career, so there is enough material for a film about her eventful life.
Yes, it really has been nine years since Amy Winehouse died. The British singer scored hits with Back To Black and Valerie, but died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27. Her father hopes, ten years after her death, to release a film about the life of his daughter.
It will be about a biopic, the film version of a biography, about the life of the singer. “The film will be released in a year or two. We have already passed the “speaking phase” and are now working on the script. ” Moreover, it will be Mitch Winehouse himself who will decide who will take on the role of his daughter. And for that role he already has an idea: “An unknown actress, preferably a Jewish girl from North or East London.
It is not the first movie to be released about Amy Winehouse’s life. Published in 2015 Amy, a documentary about the life of Amy Winehouse. Father Mitch Winehouse and Mark Ronson also collaborated on this documentary, with whom Amy worked several times during her career. A second documentary about the life of Amy Winehouse followed in 2018, Amy Winehouse: Back to Black, made by the BBC.
But Mitch Winehouse was not pleased with both documentaries. He described the films as a “shame” and felt that the directors should be ashamed. So he now comes with his own version. This time it will not be a documentary, but the life of Amy Winehouse will be acted out by actors.
In addition to the film, father Mitch is also working on a broadway show about his daughter. And also there he wants to “show Amy as she really was”. With the film and the broadway show, Mitch hopes to tell the story of his daughter in his own way.
And according to him that is also the way Amy would like her to be commemorated. Amy Winehouse’s songs will undoubtedly also be heard in the broadway musical. Earlier there were plans for a musical with the songs of Amy Winehouse, but due to copyright problems, there was ultimately no.