An official documentary about Amy Winehouse has been given the green light by the late singer’s family.
The project will detail the turbulent life of the soul singer who died from alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27. The film will also feature unseen footage of Winehouse who became a music icon with her sophomore album, Back to Black.
The untitled documentary will be directed by Asif Kapadia, the award-winning director behind “Senna”. The Winehouse family said in a statement Thursday that Kapadia and producer James Gay-Rees would “look at Amy’s story sensitively, honestly and without sensationalizing her.”
“Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone’s attention,” Kapadia and Gay-Rees said in a statement. “She wrote and sung from the heart and everyone fell under her spell. But tragically Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and precarious lifestyle.”