There have been several successful biopic movies of late and one about Amy Winehouse is coming soon, with the script already having been written by Matt Greenhalgh.
The search is on to find the right actress for the role of Winehouse and Lady Gaga is rumoured to be one of the leading stars in with a chance of taking on that role.
According to Cosmopolitan Italia, Lady Gaga could combine her musical and acting talents to play Winehouse, although Camila Cabello, Alexa Demie and Lauren Jauregui are also believed to be in with a chance.
When is the Amy Winehouse movie going to be released?
This isn’t just a rumoured project, as it is actually happening and the movie already has a title, of ‘Back to Black’.
It is being produced by StudioCanal UK and the director will be Sam Taylor-Johnson, whose most famous movie was ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, but who also directed the ‘Nowhere Boy’ biopic about John Lennon.
As mentioned above, the Matt Greenhalgh script for the Winehouse movie is already written, so now it’s just a matter of finding the cast and shooting.
Winehouse‘s father Mitch, who was her agent, is believed to have preferred a younger up-and-coming actress for the part, but it could end up going to the 36-year-old Lady Gaga.
How did Amy Winehouse die?
This Saturday marks the 11-year anniversary of Amy Winehouse‘s death, as she passed away on July 23, 2011.
Her bodyguard checked in on her at 10:00 on that morning and couldn’t wake her, but, since that wasn’t uncommon, she was left there.
When the bodyguard went back at 15:00, the emergency services were called and she was pronounced dead at the scene at the age of 27.
A coroner’s inquest reached a verdict of misadventure when investigating Amy Winehouse’s cause of death in the days afterwards.