'Senna' Director to Film Amy Winehouse Documentary


Amy Winehouse
Asif Kapadia will team up with producer James Gay-Rees to make a film based on the 'Rehab' singer's life and death.


Best known for his 2010 documentary film "Senna", BAFTA Award-winning director Asif Kapadia will be on board another documentary project, which features a high-profile musician. The British filmmaker is set to direct a film based on late singer Amy Winehouse's life and death with James Gay-Rees to produce it.

In a joint statement with Gay-Rees, Kapadia said, "Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent. She wrote and sung from the heart." Radiating charisma and inner beauty, the "Back to Black" singer, who died at the age of 27 from accidental alcohol poisoning, had caught "everyone...under her spell."

"But tragically, Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and precarious lifestyle," Kapadia continued. "As a society we celebrated her huge success but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us."

As promised, the documentary will be "an incredibly modern, emotional and relevant film that has the power to capture the zeitgeist and shine a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few films can."

Having been approached with many documentary proposals, the deceased singer's parents Mitch and Janice admitted that Kapadia and Gay-Rees came up with a compelling vision of their daughter. They believed Kapadia's version would "look at Amy's story sensitively, honestly and without sensationalizing her."

The untitled Amy Winehouse documentary is expected to be shown at Cannes Film Festival in May.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS
Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

  random image 
TODAY'S HEADLINES
  1. 'America's Got Talent' Live Results 1: Meet the First 7 Semifinalists!
  2. Kim Kardashian to Co-Host 'Live' With Ryan Seacrest
  3. Leah Remini Slams 'Diabolical' Tom Cruise, Says He's Not a Good Person
  4. George Clooney's Wife Amal Looks Skeletal Just Weeks After Welcoming Twins
  5. Samuel L. Jackson Returns for 'Shaft' Sequel, Jessie T. Usher Lands Lead Role
  6. These Two Horror Directors in Contention for 'Justice League Dark'
  7. 'Super Troopers 2' Set for 2018, Official Synopsis Revealed
  8. Say What?! Prince William and Harry Have Cameos in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
  9. Porn Site Offers to Produce 'Sense8' Season 3
  10. Fergie Goes Topless to Promote New Album 'Double Dutchess'