November 5, 2015


Amy Winehouse Biopic in the Works

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for NARAS
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for NARAS

The Hollywood Reporter has word that an Amy Winehouse biopic is underway. Don't confuse it with Amy, the documentary that premiered over the summer and earned $8.4 million in the U.S. and $5.3 million in the U.K. This will be the standard dramatization treatment, a la Walk the Line or Ray.

The report says actress Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, Child 44, the Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy) is in talks to star. (She's also being eyed for Michael Mann's Enzo Ferrari biopic, starring Christian Bale.) Irish writer/director Kristen Sheridan has been tapped to helm and pen what's currently simply titled Amy Winehouse. Her previous credits include August Rush—about a young virtuoso musician—and Dollhouse.

"Talks are also underway with Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, who handles her estate, to obtain music rights," THR writes. The singer's dad was not happy with the Amy doc.

Earlier this week, word arrived that Amy director Asif Kapadia and producer James Gay-Rees are now working on an Oasis documentary.