Amy Winehouse is one of very few celebrities to not have a biopic immediately after their death. There were rumors that Lady Gaga was preparing to star in such a film. However, Mitch Winehouse stated, "I never said Lady Gaga will play Amy." However, he would still allow her music to be used in such a film. With her new release, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, on the charts, the time for a film is soon. This Amy Winehouse album is covers, unreleased older music, as well as her final recordings. This mix covers nearly five years of recordings, unlike some stars where one extra album is less than a year.
An Amy Winehouse biopic could get a mixed reception as many fans would like to know the truth (the only way Mitch Winehouse would support it). However, cashing in on another tragedy could be a mistake for whatever channel attempts the film. The release of Lioness: Hidden Treasures should take hold before a film is considered.