(AllHipHop News) Amy Winehouse will return to the national Directed by British filmmaker Briton Asif Kapadia and produced by James Gay-Rees, the documentary will include never before seen footage of the troubled London songstress.
In a joint statement, Kapadia and Gay-Rees expressed their immense admiration for Winehouse talent and hinted at a possible focus for the film:
“Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and precarious lifestyle. As a society, we celebrated her huge success, but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us.”
This would mark the second major posthumous release dedicated to the late singer. Five months after her July 2011 death, Island Records released Lioness: Hidden Treasures, a compilation of unreleased demos and songs handpicked by close collaborators and friends of Winehosue’s, Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi.
Beyonce and Andre 3000 collaborated on a cover of Winehouse’s 2006 classic “Back To Black” for the Jay-Z executive produced soundtrack for the upcoming The Great Gatsby movie. Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse told The Daily Mail that Beyonce “doesn’t bring anything” to the song. He also implied that the estate of Amy Winehouse is seeking financial compensation for the cover after tweeting that he was not made aware of the song’s creation:
‘They have got to pay for the privilege, which is what they are doing. I can’t tell you how much it is but it’s a lot of money.’
According to reports, the untitled documentary will be shopped to foreign buyers at Cannes Film Festival in May.
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