Forthcoming Amy Winehouse biopic in ‘script stage,’ could be released ‘in a year or two’

They're hoping to cast an unknown actor from London

The forthcoming biopic about Amy Winehouse’s life may be released in “a year or two,” according to her father Mitch.

Mitch has announced that the film will offer up an honest portrayal of Winehouse’s life, after he previously clapped back at Asif Kapadia’s documentary Amy, calling he portrayal of the relationship between him and his daughter “misleading.”

Mitch took to Paul Danan’s podcast The Morning After, where he talked of the film. “We’ve got a lovely movie, a lovely Broadway show coming, and that’s how we’ll get our own back, by portraying Amy the way she was,” Mitch explains.

Winehouse’s father then went on to reveal a script was currently in the works. “The movie is gonna be in a year or two. We’ve gone beyond talks, we’re at script stage. The film is going to be a biopic.”

In fact, he even talked about who could play the title role. “The casting will be – and I get to choose, with recommendations from the producer – a star-maker. We’re gonna get an unknown actress, ideally a Jewish girl from north or east London who looks a bit like Amy and talks like Amy.