‘Prometheus’ and ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ actress Noomi Rapace is said to be in talks to portray the late Grammy-winning, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse in a biopic to be directed by Irish filmmaker Kirsten Sheridan (‘Dollhouse,’ ‘Disco Pigs,’ ‘August Rush’).
A once-in-a-generation talent, Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era. The singer’s huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with her troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel.
Subotica Films is backing the project. The Dublin-based banner’s credits include Liv Ullmann’s ‘Miss Julie,’ Jake Paltrow’s ‘Young Ones,’ and the Jimi Hendrix biopic ‘Jimi: All Is by My Side.’ Producers are in talks with Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, to secure the music rights.
Sheridan’s film comes on the heels of ‘Senna’ director Asif Kapadia’s critically acclaimed documentary about the London-born soulster.