Noomi Rapace attends the Premiere of "The Sea Of Trees" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2015 in Cannes, France.
Ian Gavan—Getty Images
November 6, 2015 6:01 AM EST

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace is in talks to star in an Amy Winehouse biopic directed by Kirsten Sheridan.

Rapace, who acted in Prometheus and the original version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is being circled to play he troubled British singer, while August Rush director Sheridan will direct from a script she has written, reports Variety.

“Amy’s music is felt so deeply by the audience because it was deeply personal. Her vulnerability was her strength. She was called many things — a diva, a lost soul preyed upon by tabloids, a tortured genius; our aim is an innovative, emotional and life-affirming approach as we go through the looking glass into her life and art” says Sheridan in a statement.

Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011, five years after rising to fame with her ‘Back to Black’ album.

The announcement comes months after the release of Asif Kapadia’s critically-acclaimed Winehouse documentary Amy, which generated controversy for its portrayal of Winehouse and her father, Mitch Winehouse.




More Must-Read Stories From TIME

Contact us at

You May Also Like