Amy Winehouse documentary trailer premieres at pre-Grammy event

The film is entitled 'Amy' and will be released later this year

A documentary movie focussing on late singer Amy Winehouse is set to be released later this year, with a trailer airing during a pre-Grammys brunch hosted by Universal Music Group on Sunday (February 9) in Los Angeles.

The film is entitled ‘Amy’ and is expected to be released later this year, following the singer’s death in 2011.

As Billboard reports, the trailer clip featured “photos and video of the late singer” as well as “audio from an interview where she talked about becoming famous”.

The trailer will be released to the public “in a month or so”, with the documentary itself coming in “July or September”.

Speaking about the film, Universal Music UK CEO and Chairman David Joseph said: “About two years ago we decided to make a movie about her – her career and her life.”

“It’s a very complicated and tender movie. It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, addiction, but most importantly, it captures the very heart of what she was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius.”

Meanwhile, Libertines frontman Pete Doherty has spoken about his friendship with Amy Winehouse and how he regrets not collaborating with the singer whilst she was alive.

Doherty’s forthcoming single ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ was dedicated to the late musician, saying: “She was quite a harsh critic. Sometimes we’d get together to write songs and she’d say ‘Come on then, play us what you’ve got’ and I’d play a particular chord progression and she’d be like ‘Nah, it’s not really good is it Pete?’ So I was determined to use that particular chord progression.”

He continued: “I’m clean, but when I wrote the song and the first time I played it, it was very… it was almost impossible actually to get the words out […] there was a strange contradiction between wanting to bare your soul and to also put it in a catchy melodic form.”

‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ will be released on March 9 via Walk Tall Recordings. All proceeds from the track go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which aims to give young people a better understanding of drug and alcohol misuse.

Produced by Stephen Street, the song features Drew McConnell from Babyshambles and Helsinki on bass, Jamie Morrison on drums, Stephen Large on keys and Street on acoustic guitar and percussion, with strings arranged by John Metcalfe (Durutti Column).
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