There Will Never Be An Amy Winehouse Biopic

When drug addicts who have recorded albums die at 27, they become famous, so of course it would make sense for Hollywood to exploit that and make a movie about Amy Winehouse‘s life. But her father, who owns all the rights to her songs, says that will never happen. Oh, man I’m so bummed now. I was looking forward to not watching that. Daily Mail reports:

The tragic life story of Amy Winehouse will never be told in a film, her father insists. With her posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures sitting at the top of the charts, there were rumours that Amy’s ex-boyfriend Reg Traviss had been approached to produce a biopic. But Mitch Winehouse, who owns the copyright to Amy’s music and has to approve its use, says: ‘It would hardly be a biopic without the music and we’d never allow the songs to be released.’ Taxi driver, Mitch has already said that he plans to write a book which will be a memoir of Amy stating that proceeds from the publication will go to the charity that has been set up in the singer’s name. A deal has been signed with publisher HarperCollins which has described the book as a ‘heartfelt and revelatory memoir.’ Obviously predicting negative criticism at the time of the announcement, Mitch went on to say at: ‘Let me remind you. ‘All profits to the foundation. Do you know how many kids will benefit form that money?’

Mitch Winehouse is a cab driver, so I assume at some point a movie will get made once his lucrative career dries up. In the meantime, I guess you can just watch Trainspotting or stand outside a methadone clinic while listening to a bunch of Amy Winehouse songs. It’s basically the same thing.

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By todd, December 13, 2011 12 comments