Mitch Winehouse, Amy Winehouse’s father, says that his daughter’s life will never be made into a film, according to the Daily Mail. These statements were only made about a month after rumors that there would be an Amy Winehouse biopic. Back then, Mitch even asked if Lady Gaga would play Amy.
“I have heard that Lady Gaga is keen to play Amy in a film. I don’t know what her English accent is like but it’s not just an English accent she would have to perfect – it’s an English-Cockney-Jewish accent so she better start practising now,” he laughed. “But she would be great,” Mitch said a month ago.
Mitch Winehouse holds the royalties to Amy’s music and says today that he would not release the music for a biopic to be made.
“It would hardly be a biopic without the music, and we’d never allow the songs to be released,” said Mitch.
Instead, Mitch tells the Daily Mail that he does plan to publish a biography about Amy where the all proceeds will go to help children and those dealing with substance abuse.
It’s great that Mitch is honoring his daughter and giving the money away to charity, but it seems like the change of heart for an Amy Winehouse film happened way too quickly. I’m wondering if there was ever a movie in the works to begin with, or was it all just smoke and mirrors? I’ve always thought that the best way to honor an artist’s accomplishments is to paint a picture of their lives through film. That way, the artist’s music lives on forever. Maybe I’m wrong, but deep down I’m hoping Mitch Winehouse will change his mind.Amy Winehouse, biopic, Lady Gaga, Mitch Winehouse