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Noomi Rapace in talks for lead in Amy Winehouse biopic

11.06.2015

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Screen Daily has learned that Noomi Rapace is in talks to star as Amy Winehouse in a movie about the late British soul singer. AUGUST RUSH director Kirsten Sheridan will helm the biopic (working title AMY WINEHOUSE) and Sheridan also wrote the film's script. According to the site, "Music rights are currently in negotiation on the development project."

An Asif Kapadia-directed documentary about Winehouse titled AMY was released earlier this year to very positive reviews (JoBlo.com's Chris Bumbray gave it a 9/10), however it was also heavily criticized by the Winehouse family. Her father, Mitch Winehouse, in particular was extremely unhappy with the film, claiming it portrayed him as the villain.

I never really got into Winehouse's music like others did, but I think Noomi Rapace is an excellent choice to play the the singer-songwriter, and hopefully the film won't be a standard by-the-numbers biopic. Would you be interested in checking out AMY WINEHOUSE?

Source: Screen Daily

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11:52PM on 11/06/2015
let the poor woman rest in peace!
let the poor woman rest in peace!
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11:43AM on 11/06/2015

no.

Here's a movie no one wants to see.
Here's a movie no one wants to see.
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11:40AM on 11/06/2015
I think Noomi is too old for the part. Not just because she's not 27, but she was too old for the part when Amy was alive. I also think this project screams of opportunism. With the documentary "Amy" being a decent success, it's not too late to ride that interest in Winehouse to some decent returns. I think they should hold off until there's an actual germ of an idea to make the story more than a paint-by-numbers rise and fall of a diva story.
I think Noomi is too old for the part. Not just because she's not 27, but she was too old for the part when Amy was alive. I also think this project screams of opportunism. With the documentary "Amy" being a decent success, it's not too late to ride that interest in Winehouse to some decent returns. I think they should hold off until there's an actual germ of an idea to make the story more than a paint-by-numbers rise and fall of a diva story.
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11:02AM on 11/06/2015
She would be a great candidate for the role, but I feel like all of these recent bio films follow the same standard formula and really don't truly expand on said person's life and career.
She would be a great candidate for the role, but I feel like all of these recent bio films follow the same standard formula and really don't truly expand on said person's life and career.
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