Kirsten Sheridan is working on a new biopic of the tragic British singer Amy Winehouse, who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27.
Kirsten, the daughter of Jim Sheridan, the writer/director famous for many films including the multiple Oscar winner My Left Foot, will write and direct the project, which seems to be moving swiftly along. Financing is already in place, and the film was shopped last week to foreign buyers who gathered at an industry event in California. Actress Noomi Rapace is in talks to star as Amy.
The singer’s too-short life was immortalized in a documentary film earlier this year called Amy which earned glowing reviews. Sheridan’s film will be called Amy Winehouse. Talks are also ongoing to secure rights to her music.
Sheridan earned an Oscar nomination for screenwriting, with her dad, the 2002 film In America, which was loosely based on the family’s many years spent in New York as immigrants.