'Hollywood insider' says Gaga is desperate to portray the late singer

Lady Gaga is being lined up to play Amy Winehouse in a Hollywood biopic, according to tabloid reports today (August 5).

According to a ‘Hollywood insider’ in today’s Daily Star, Gaga has called the part ‘the only role’ for her’.

The ‘insider’ told the paper:

Lady Gaga worshipped Amy and would love nothing more than to transform herself into her idol on the big screen. She’d be spot on performing Amy’s songs and has got the right look and bolshy attitude.

They continued:

Gaga’s been itching to make the transition from music into movies and sees this as the ideal role to launch her film career. Gaga’s management team had been discussing possible film ventures before Amy’s untimely death. But there’s only ever been one role she wants and that’s to play Amy.

Lady Gaga paid tribute to the singer earlier this week, revealing that she was “unable to speak for 48 hours” after hearing of Winehouse‘s death.

These are the first reports that any biopic is being planned, with no studio names or producers being named as part of any such project.