Amy Winehouse’s life will be made into a movie, which will show her rise to fame before her death from alcohol poisoning aged 27.
Her family signed off on a deal to make her life into a movie, her father Mitch, said although the family had been approached many times, they now felt the time was right to celebrate Amy’s life, seven years after the acclaimed songstress died from alcohol poisoning.
Speaking to The Guardian, he said: ‘We now feel able to celebrate Amy’s extraordinary life and talent. The Winehouse family will serve as executive producers on the film, with proceeds going towards the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Alison and Debra said in a statement: ‘We’re proud that Mitch Winehouse has entrusted us with the story of amazing Amy, an icon whose songs have provided the soundtrack to a generation.’
Mitch previously told The Sun: ‘What we want is somebody to portray Amy in the way that she was… the funny, brilliant, charming and horrible person that she was.
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