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Who’s up for an Amy Winehouse documentary?

Who’s up for an Amy Winehouse documentary?
April 25, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Amy Winehouse

It’s been almost two years since Amy Winehouse died, and it’s still a complete shame that she did, considering the huge amount of talent and promise she had. Anyway, it turns out someone finally figured out that people would pay to see a documentary about her, because Amy’s life story is now making its way to the big screen. Via the A/V Club

The project, currently in development at Focus Features, will be presented to movie buyers at Cannes next month. It will be co-produced by Playmaker Films and Universal Music, meaning a guaranteed soundtrack tie-in and big posthumous sales for the singer. And it will all be done in a very respectful way, of course. Kapadia told Variety his film is “incredibly modern, emotional, and relevant,” and that it “has the power to capture the zeitgeist and shine a light on the world we live in”—specifically the way media hounding and instant success can contribute to the death of an already fragile individual.

As much as I’d love to see a documentary on Amy, I reserve the right to judge this if it ends up being a shameless cash-grab. I’m gonna hope for the best, but I’m also preparing for the worst.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.