The unforgettable Amy Winehouse is the subject of an
upcoming documentary, Amy, which will
come out in the U.K. this July.
Don't be worried that Amy
is a gross cash grab, though. Director Asif Kapadia won a BAFTA for his critically
acclaimed documentary Senna in 2010,
which explored the life of the late Formula One racer Ayrton Senna. Amy will have plenty of footage and recordings
that the public has never seen or heard before, which will be a welcome treat
for fans that have surely memorized every word of Back to Black.
Universal Music Group showed a very select group of folks a
teaser of the doc at their pre-Grammy brunch in February. Universal Music UK
CEO and Chairman David Joseph told those gathered: "About two years ago we
decided to make a movie about her — her career and her life. It's a very
complicated and tender movie. It tackles lots of things about family and media,
fame, addiction, but most importantly, it captures the very heart of what she
was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius."
There's currently no release date for the United States, but
we can anticipate someone snagging this high-profile doc soon. (The Hollywood Reporter)