By// Mariah Craddick
Amy Winehouse is getting the documentary treatment, nearly two years after her unexpected death, with a project currently being developed by director Asif Kapadia. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the untitled film will focus on the triumphs and tragedies of Winehouse’s short-lived life.
“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 said in a statement. “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.”
Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning at 27 years old in July 2011.
“As a society we celebrated her huge success, but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us,” Kapadia added.
Universal Music and Focus Features International will shop the doc to foreign buyers at next month’s Cannes Film Market.