The father of the late Amy Winehouse has revealed that a new biopic about his daughter is at “script stage” and will be released in “a year or two”.

Mitch Winehouse threw shade at Asif Kapadia’s 2015 documentary during a recent chat on The Morning After podcast.

“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,” he said.

“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 that he was looking for someone from either north or east London to play his daughter.

“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.”

In 2016, when Asif Kapadia took out the Academy Award for his doco, Mitch unleashed on the filmmaker on Twitter, calling the film a “negative, spiteful and misleading portrayal” of the late singer, and maintains his fury to this day.

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An inquest found that Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27.

Following her death, Back to Black became the best-selling album in the UK in the 21st Century.

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