A beloved yet troubled white soul singer dies at the age of 27, leaving behind an unfinished album, questions about her longstanding drug addiction and joining an ever-expanding lists of prolific singer-songwriters who died before the age of 30.
It already sounds like a movie, so it’s not surprising to hear reports that producers are already hard at work on a film about the life of Amy Winehouse
. But are people already looking for an actress to star as the British crooner? That’s the word according to the Sun
, who quotes a family source saying, "The feeling is there wouldn't be an actress under 30 who wouldn't want to play her.
The source added: "The first job is to get financial backing from co-production companies in the US. Some are showing interest because it's a sure-fire money-spinner. They know anything Amy-related is going to be a huge success."
There is apparently concern that due to Amy’s fluctuating weight and distinctive looks, it would be difficult to find an actress to properly mirror the singer on screen. That is, if that is the intention. The gossip pub already has one idea for an actress in mind: Lady Gaga
They quote the pop star’s recent comments about Winehouse: "I was nobody when she was first coming out. I have really dark hair and all the time on the street people would go, 'Amy!' And they would go, Back to Black
. They'd scream at me."
A separate source told the Daily Star newspaper
: "Lady Gaga worshiped Amy and would love nothing more than to transform herself into her idol on the big screen. She'd be spot on performing Amy's songs and has got the right look and attitude.
And they added, "Gaga's been itching to make the transition from music into movies and sees this as the ideal role to launch her film career."
While I don’t doubt Lady GaGa wants to get into movies, I expect Katy Perry
to portray Rick James
on film before Gaga plays Amy.