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Senna director to work on official Amy Winehouse documentary

Senna director to work on official Amy Winehouse documentary

Amy Winehouse is to be the subject of a new documentary from the director of Senna, it has been confirmed.

The as yet untitled film will be directed by Asif Kapadia, who directed the 2010 film Senna, about Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna.

James Gay-Rees, who produced the Banksy documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop is also attached to the project.

Releasing a statement about the film, Gay-Rees and Kapadia state: "This is an incredibly modern, emotional and relevant film that has the power to capture the zeitgeist and shine a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few films can," said Kapadia and Gay-Rees. Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone's attention; 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.

Adding: "As a society we celebrated her huge success but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us."

The film is expected to include unseen footage of the singer.

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