Amy Winehouse’s Father Claims a Planned Biopic About Her Is “100% Not Allowed”

Plans for an upcoming Amy Winehouse biopic could also be fading again to black. On Tuesday it was reported {that a} movie primarily based on Daphne Barak’s 2010 e book, Saving Amy, which chronicles the late singer’s remaining years, had been greenlighted by Halcyon Studios. Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father and property executor, claimed in a new interview that it’s “100% not allowed.”

Mitch discredited the venture, claiming that Halcyon had not approached the property or his late daughter’s document label, Common, for rights. “They’ll’t be that silly,” he informed TMZ. “Everybody is aware of correct licenses should be granted.” However Barak, who wrote her e book after taking pictures 40 hours of footage with Winehouse, has insisted the movie received’t be a biopic. “I’ve the entire releases and authorized agreements wanted,” she defined to the outlet. “Identical to the NFTs being marketed on OG2D, this materials can be all legally my property to promote.”

One other impediment this film is dealing with is the Winehouse property’s plans for a licensed biopic, which is ready to start filming subsequent 12 months, Mitch informed TMZ. Each initiatives come after years of makes an attempt to make a story movie about Winehouse, who died in 2011 on the age of 27. Again in 2015, a movie about Winehouse was reportedly in the works with Irish filmmaker Kirsten Sheridan (August Rush) and The Lady With the Dragon Tattoo’s Noomi Rapace. By 2018, a distinct iteration of the biopic materialized, with producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward connected alongside Kinky Boots screenwriter Geoff Deane. The Winehouse household would government produce the movie, whereas proceeds would go to the Amy Winehouse Basis, The Guardian reported. It’s unclear if that’s the model Mitch was referring to in his TMZ interview.

In latest months a number of different high-profile biographical initiatives have acquired backlash from their topics’ estates. Members of the Gucci household spoke out in opposition to Ridley Scott’s upcoming Home of Gucci, whereas the Halston property expressed misgivings about Ryan Murphy’s Netflix collection. Mitch himself spoke out in opposition to Amy, the 2015 documentary by director Asif Kapadia that premiered on the Cannes Movie Pageant. “They’re attempting to painting me within the worst potential mild,” he informed The Guardian of his depiction within the doc. 

Even after Amy received the Academy Award for finest documentary characteristic, Mitch held agency on his stance, tweeting, “It’s a unfavorable, spiteful and deceptive portrayal of Amy. We are going to repair this.”

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