“Senna” director Asif Kapadia is developing an untitled documentary about late singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse for Focus Features, Playmaker Films and Universal Music.
Rising to fame in 2006 with her “Back to Black” album, the multiple award winning British singer became famous worldwide for her vocals, her distinct look, and her hard partying lifestyle. She ultimately died of alcohol poisoning in 2011.
James Gay-Rees, who will produce, says: “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.”