Amy Winehouse’s Dad Wants Lady Gaga to Play Amy in Biopic
Amy Winehouse's dad, Mitch Winehouse, has been tasked with managing his daughter's posthumous work — like helping to promote her new album, 'Lioness' — but it sounds like he's moving into the role of casting director next, at least unofficially.
Mitch told the Sunday Mirror that he's "heard that Lady Gaga is keen to play Amy in a film," and he's all for the idea, although he expressed concerns about her ability to pull off Amy's signature accent. "I don't know what her English accent is like," he said, "but it's not just an English accent she would have to perfect — it's an English-Cockney-Jewish accent so she better start practicing now! But she would be great."
Better still, at Tony Bennett's birthday party recently, Mitch sat at a table with Lady Gaga's parents. "They are just normal folk and very lovely people," he said. So he's got a family connection, too!
Given Lady Gaga's long-documented admiration for Amy — Gaga even visited Amy's home in London several weeks ago, and rumors have been flying about Gaga playing Amy in a film for months — we wouldn't be surprised if Hollywood came calling sometime very soon. If Gaga can fit it into her already packed-schedule, that is.
Update: Despite Mitch Winehouse toying with the idea of Gaga playing Amy Winehouse in a biopic, the father of the late singer released a statement to the Daily Mail saying that a film about his daughter's life isn't likely to happen. "It would hardly be a biopic without the music, and we'd never allow the songs to be released," Mr. Winehouse told the Daily Mail.