Magazine article Screen International

Amy Winehouse Biopic Tempts Noomi Rapace

Magazine article Screen International

Amy Winehouse Biopic Tempts Noomi Rapace

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Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) is in talks to play the late British soul icon Amy Winehouse in a script biopic that is gathering steam at the AFM.

August Rush director Kirsten Sheridan has written the script and is due to direct the feature, a UTA/CAA package that the two agencies are co-repping, which has a handful of sales companies and financiers circling.

Producers are Dublin-based Subotica Films, producers of Jake Paltrow's Young Ones and Jimi Hendrix music biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side, and US outfit City Entertainment, exec-producers of NBC mini-series Rosemary's Baby.

Music rights are currently in negotiation on the development project.

The script for Amy Winehouse (working title) comes hot on the heels of Asif Kapadia's successful Winehouse documentary Amy, the box office and festival hit which has also generated controversy for its portrayal of the relationship between Winehouse and her father, who is understood to be lining up a separate project dedicated to his daughter. …

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