Reports are now coming forth that TV stations and studios are asking the family of the late Amy Winehouse for permission to make a biopic about the singer’s life. Searches have begun for the proper actress to play the lead role in a story detailing the successful yet tumultuous life of Winehouse.
The Sun first reported that television stations are contacting Winehouse’s family and a source told the tabloid:
“The feeling is there wouldn’t be an actress under 30 who wouldn’t want to play her.
The first job is to get financial backing from co-production companies in the States. Some are showing interest because it’s a sure-fire money-spinner.
They know anything Amy-related is going to be a huge success.”
Image gallery of Amy Winehouse and Lady GaGa
There were previous reports that Lady Gaga had actually been approached to play the role of Winehouse when a film were to be made. The Daily Star states that she is actually considering the role and was told by an anonymous source:
“Lady GaGa worshipped Amy and would love nothing more than to transform herself into her idol on the big screen.”
They added: “She’d be spot on performing Amy’s songs and has got the right look and bolshy attitude. GaGa’s management team had been discussing possible film ventures before Amy’s untimely death. But there’s only ever been one role she wants and that’s to play Amy.”
Whether or not the eccentric superstar will take the role when all is said and done remains to be seen. Studios could go in a completely different direction as well and that is what is being decided upon now.
Those in the New Orleans area will be able to pre-order their tickets here to see the film at the Chalmette Movies, the Palace at Elmwood, and the Palace at the Clearview Mall as the release date draws is announced and draws near,
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