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.


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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