Amy Winehouse‘s former boyfriend Reg Traviss has said that he believes it is “inevitable” that a biopic will be made about the late singer.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Traviss, who is a film producer, confirmed that he had been approached to take control of the project, but has said no as he is “too close to it”.
Asked about the possibility of an Amy Winehouse biopic, Traviss said: “I guess a biopic is inevitable. I have been asked but I honestly don’t think I could do it. I’d be too close to it”.
Travis also said that he believed whoever took charge of the biopic might “exaggerate certain points to make it more ‘Hollywood'”, but that he was sure that Winehouse’s family would seek involvement in the project.
He said of this: “Whoever does write and direct the film may exaggerate certain points to make it more ‘Hollywood’. The family would want to be involved to make sure that it’s done justice. But right now it’s all too raw.”
Amy Winehouse‘s posthumous album ‘Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ is released on Monday (December 5).
To read interviews with producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi about the process of putting together ‘Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures’, pick up this week’s issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands now and available digitally.