Variety reported that British director Asif Kapadia is looking to make a film about the life of the late Amy Winehouse. Kapadia won significant accolades last year for Senna, a documentary that centered on the life and death of Brazilian motor-racing champion Ayrton Senna.
Kapadia and producer James Gay-Rees plan on developing the project via their new production company, Playmaker Films. The two plan on producing the film with Universal Music. It was reported the duo is making plans to introduce the project to potential buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.
“This is an incredibly modern, emotional and relevant film that has the power to capture the zeitgeist and shine a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few films can,” Kapadia and Gay-Rees said in the article. “Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone’s attention; she wrote and sung from the heart and everyone fell under her spell. But tragically Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and precarious lifestyle.”