Noomi Rapace nay be going Back to Black…
The 35-year-old half-Spanish actress is in talks to star in Kirsten Sheridan’s Amy Winehouse biopic.
Sheridan, an Academy Award nominee for In America, has penned the project and is attached to direct.
The project will follow Winehouse’s trajectory from budding North London jazz singer to Grammy-winning music superstar and style icon to her tragic battle with alcohol and drugs. She died in 2011 at age 27.
“Amy’s music is felt so deeply by the audience because it was deeply personal,” Sheridan said. “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.”
The producers are currently in talks with Winehouse’s father Mitch, who controls the late singer’s estate. He has distanced himself from Asif Kapadia’s smash feature-length docu Amy, which portrayed the former taxi driver in a less than favorable light.
Rapace achieved international fame with her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptations of the Millennium series: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest.
Her other credits include Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Prometheus and Child 44.