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Noomi Rapace in talks to play Amy Winehouse in new biopic

The Swedish actress keeps collecting more and more exciting projects

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    Busy times for Swedish royalty Noomi Rapace. Soon enough she’ll start filming Alien: Paradise Lost with Ridley Scott and shortly after that she’ll hop in a Ferrari with Michael Mann. Now, she’s tied to another exciting project: an Amy Winehouse biopic.

    As Screen Daily reports, Rapace is in talks to play the late singer in the currently untitled film that’s being written and directed by August Rush filmmaker Kirsten Sheridan.

    Dublin-based Subotica Films is handling the production, the same company responsible for the recent Jimi Hendrix biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side. Similar to that project, however, they’re “currently in negotiation” on Winehouse’s music rights, and if you recall, they didn’t exactly get them from Hendrix.

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    It doesn’t help that Winehouse’s father has been trying to set up a project of his own for quite some time. So, we’ll see how this pans out. In the meantime, check out Asif Kapadia’s fantastic documentary, Amy, which hit theaters over the summer.

    According to Film Editor Dominick Suzanne-Mayer, the documentary “allows for a kinship with a modern fallen star that few films manage, one that is sometimes uncomfortable and often every bit as voyeuristic as the cameras that hounded her in life.”

    After you’re done, revisit our interview with Kapadia.

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