Hollywood actress Noomi Rapace is in talks to star in the upcoming Amy Winehouse biopic. Variety reports that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo actress could soon portray the late singer in Kirsten Sheridan's as-yet-untitled film.
"Amy's music is felt so deeply by the audience because it was deeply personal. Her vulnerability was her strength. She was called many things — a diva, a lost soul preyed upon by tabloids, a tortured genius; our aim is an innovative, emotional and life-affirming approach as we go through the looking glass into her life and art" Sheridan said in a statement.
News of the forthcoming project comes months after Asif Kapadia relased his critically-acclaimed documentary, Amy. "It's about addiction; it's about the pressure of fame; it's about love; it's about family; it's about friendship; it's about creativity. The film is about just introducing you back to the real person," he said at the time.
Although the film received a positive reception and broke UK box office records, one person that did not be supporting the project was the Back to Black hitmaker's father, Mitch Winehouse, who slammed it as as "incredibly misleading" after seeing an early edit and later called for fans to boycott the film.
"I felt sick when I watched it for the first time," Mitch told The Sun. "Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted."
He added: "I am painted as being an absent father during her last years. It gives the impression the family weren't there."
Winehouse was 27 when she died from accidental alcohol poisoning in a 2011.