The chance of an Amy Winehouse movie seeing the light of day are slim according to Mitch Winehouse.
In an interview with Digitalspy at the recent Amy Winehouse Ball in London, Mitch was quoted as saying: “I don’t really want to do a biopic, but there’s a documentary film from the same people who did ‘Senna’ coming out next year.”
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from the Huffington Post
In the years since the July 23, 2011 death of singer Amy Winehouse, rumors have made the rounds time and time again about the possibility of a feature film focused on her life.
If Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, has anything to say about it, however, the chances of a film seeing the light of day are slim.
Winehouse was in London this week for the Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball, and addressed the chances of a movie about the singer in an interview with DigitalSpy.
“I don’t really want to do a biopic, but there’s a documentary film from the same people who did ‘Senna’ coming out next year,” Winehouse told the publication. “A concert would be amazing, but it’s actually getting it together with the [record label]. It sounds great in theory, but in practice it’s not so easy. We are talking about it though.”
There was talk in late 2011 of Amy’s former boyfriend, Reg Traviss, developing a film about the late singer, but Mitch Winehouse, who owns the copyright to Amy’s music, said he would keep the songs from being included. “It would hardly be a biopic without the music,” Winehouse told the Daily Mail, “and we’d never allow the songs to be released.”
Winehouse tread lightly around the idea of a biopic in the following months. After his words to the Daily Mail went viral, a statement was released on his behalf: “Mitch and the family would entertain ideas perhaps for a film but only one they were sure would tell the truth.”
There have been movies made about the life and career of rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. Walk The Line which is a chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash.
John Lennon from his early years, his adolescence and his relationship with his aunt Mimi and the true story of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez — why not a true to life movie celebrating the extraordinary life and music of Amy Winehouse?
You can read about the soon to be released New Documentary About Amy Winehouse here.