Singer Amy Winehouse, who passed away last July, could be set to have her remarkable life made into a film…
Several producers are said to be interested in buying the rights to Saving Amy – a book documenting the extraordinary life of Amy Winehouse, which was written why celebrity journalist Daphne Barak. Tessa Ross, who recently worked as the executive producer on upcoming biographical film, The Iron Lady, is currently thought to be in talks with ICM’s Jeff Berg about plans to develop a feature-length production.
Daphne’s account of her friendship with Winehouse, which eventually lead to her accompanying the singer during an extended break in St. Lucia, has actually already been used in making a documentary. Daphne also befriended Winehouse’s father, Mitch, and ex-husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, all of which gave her a great amount of insight into her life. The documentary was broadcast on Channel 4 following the singer’s tragic death. However, it seems that it is this book which could also be used in creating the screenplay for a feature length production, which will then go in search of its director.
Of course, while Winehouse’s life would no doubt make for captivating viewing, the biggest question for fans is likely to be who will play the singer herself? She certainly had something of an iconic image, as well as a unique voice, which would surely be difficult for almost any actress to emulate.
We’ll keep you posted!