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.