The late singer's father has objected to the portrayal of both himself and his daughter in the forthcoming 'Amy' documentary, and wants to straighten some things out.
Mitch Winehouse has maintained his opposition to the upcoming documentary film about his daughter Amy, saying that he would be interested in setting the record straight and working on a project of his own in the future.
Amy, directed by Asif Kapadia and due to be released on July 3rd in the UK and the rest of the world on July 10th, has won critical praise but drawn many objections from the late singer’s family, the most vocal of whom has been her father.
Speaking to Heat, he expressed an interest in telling his side of the story. “I wouldn't mind doing a fly-on-the-wall documentary,” he said, “but it would have to incorporate the Amy Winehouse Foundation [the charity he founded after her death].”
In addition to the documentary out imminently, an actual biopic has also been floated as an idea. Speaking about the possible casting for such a picture, Mitch responded: “It's been mooted Lady Gaga as Amy, but I'd definitely have George Clooney play me!”
Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27 in July 2011 of alcohol-related issues, five years after the multi-platinum success of her second studio album Back To Black. That album was the biggest selling album in her native Britain in 2007, has sold 20 million copies worldwide and is currently the 13th biggest selling album of all time in the UK.
Last month, Mitch criticised Kapadia for portraying him and the rest of his family in an inaccurate and negative way in the film. “Had the first film come out I wouldn't have been able to walk down the street as there would have been people who wanted to shoot me and Amy's manager Ray (Cosbert). It was just preposterous,” he told British chat show ‘This Morning’.
Watch the trailer for 'Amy' below
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