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Amy Winehouse biopic in the works

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A biopic on the life of late singer Amy Winehouse is in the works with Swedish actress Noomi Rapace in talks to take on the role of Winehouse while Kristen Sheridan (August Rush, In America) is already locked in to direct the film.

Rapace, 35, is best known for her role in Prometheus and the original version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Stewart, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her 2004 film, In America, wrote the screenplay for the film and says her approach in the making the film will be “innovative (and) emotional.”

“Amy’s music is felt so deeply by the audience because it was deeply personal,” Sheridan said in a statement. “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.”

Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011, five years after skyrocketing to international acclaim with her album Back To Black.

The as-of-yet-untitled biopic comes on the heels of Asif Kapadia’s controversial, yet massively successful documentary Amy, which despite initial protests from Winehouse’s family, went on to become the highest grossing British documentary film of all time.