Rumours that Amy Winehouse’s life is to be made into a film have been squashed by her father Mitch Winehouse. He states that a biopic of her tragic life will never happen.
The announcement comes weeks after rumours circulated that her ex, Reg Traviss had been approached to make a biopic of her life. Who better to make it than someone who was close to her, right? Not if her father has anything to do with it.
Mitch Winehouse, who owns the rights to her music, has slammed the idea and insists he would never allow her music to be used should the project take off. ‘It would hardly be a biopic without the music and we’d never allow the songs to be released,’ he said.
Amy Winehouse, the five-time Grammy award winning English singer-songwriter, famously battled substance abuse addictions in the public eye until her untimely death on the 27th July, 2011 in Camden, London. She received international recognition with the release of her 2006 album Back to Black and her Grammy titles included those for Best New Artist and Record of the Year for her single Rehab.
She was working on her next album when she died. Her posthumous release, Lioness: Hidden Treasure which is comprised of previously unreleased material chosen by her family, topped the charts within minutes of its release on the 2nd December.
A film may be out of the question, but you’ll still be able to read about her life. Mitch has signed a book deal with publishers Harper-Collins to write a memoir. All proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity founded on what would have been her 28th birthday in November of this year.
“The plan is to help all children – not just rehabilitation, not just substance abuse. It’s to help all children in need,’ Mitch said back in August.
Lioness: Hidden Treasures on iTunes where it currently sits at number three in the iTunes download chart.