Amy Winehouse's family would 'entertain' the idea of biopic

Spokesperson says Mitch and co could green-light the project – if 'the truth is told'

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A spokesperson for Amy Winehouse's family has said that they could give their permission for a biopic to be made of the late singer's life.

Earlier this week (December 12), Amy Winehouse's father Mitch seemingly scotched plans to make a film of her life story by insisting he wouldn't allow her songs to be used in any big screen project.

But according to Entertainment Weekly, the 'Back To Black' singer's family could still give the green-light for the movie – on the proviso that the subject matter is handled sensitively.

A spokesperson for Mitch said:

Mitch and the family would entertain ideas perhaps for a film but only one they were sure would tell the truth.


However, Mitch did quell reports that Lady Gaga was being lined up to portray his daughter in the biopic, writing on his Twitter account: "I never said Lady Gaga will play Amy."

Last month, Mitch spoke about his decision to give his permission for the release of the posthumous album 'Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures', and insisted he wouldn't have allowed the LP to be put out if the material wasn't good enough.

He said: "The family view was nothing was going to go out unless it was comparable to 'Frank' or 'Back To Black'. If it wasn't as good as that then we wouldn't have allowed it to go out."

Earlier this week (December 11), the album went straight in at Number One in the Official UK Albums Chart. Speaking about the success, Amy Winehouse's mother Janis said: "It's especially good for the foundation and knowing that every sale will go to help a deserving cause makes the news all the more special."

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