Amy Whinehouse Broadway show and movie in the works

A Broadway show and movie based on the life of Amy Whinehouse is in the works.

Mitch Winehouse, father of the late singer, has revealed plans for projects to celebrate the life and work of his daughter.

They include a Broadway show and a film that could be released as soon as next year.

It follows 2015 documentary film Amy, which won an Oscar and BAFTA but drew criticism from Whinehouse’s family.

Speaking on Paul Danan’s podcast The Morning After (via The Sun), Mr Whinehouse said: “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.

“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.”

He added: “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.”

Mitch Winehouse first revealed plans for a stage show based around his daughter in 2017.

He said at the time: “We want to do something that remembers Amy for what she was, there’s so much more to her than just the drugs and the alcohol.

“We want to do something positive about how she developed her music. What we don’t hear is that she was clean of drugs for three years when she died.”

About the author: Rachel Wise

UK based freelancer journalist Rachel contributes regularly to Stageberry with features and interviews from the hottest new shows and stage stars.


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