Amy Winehouse will feature in a new documentary from award winning filmmaker Kapadia.
Asif Kapadia, the British director who won a Bafta for his 2010 documentary film about Ayrton Senna, is helming a new movie about the late singer Amy Winehouse. The multi-million selling Londoner died in 2011 at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning. "Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent," said Asif Kapadia in a joint statement with film producer James Gay-Rees. "She wrote and sung from the heart."
The documentary about Winehouse is thought to be similar to Senna, about the Brazilian Formula 1 racing driver who died at the age of 34. He was killed in a crash while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. Kapadia and Gay-Reese noted the similarities, in that both stars were still at the top of their games at the time of their deaths. "Everyone fell under her spell," the pair said of Winehouse, "But tragically, Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and precarious lifestyle."
The new Amy Winehouse film has yet to be given a title - we're guessing Winehouse - but it is likely to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival in May. The movie should be relatively quick to make, given it will mainly include archived footage and interviews with family, friends and industry professionals.
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The director who stunned the world with his amazing Ayrton Senna documentary will be debuting a new film about Amy Winehouse at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
Filmmaker Asif Kapadia has collected never-before-seen and rare archival footage of the tragic singer for an untitled film and Focus Features International officials will shop the project to foreign buyers at Cannes.
The director tells The Hollywood Reporter, "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.
Brazilian model Xuxa has claimed she was asked to marry Michael Jackson and have children with him.
A Brazilian model has claimed she was asked to marry Michael Jackson.
Xuxa - who has previously dated late racing driver Ayrton Senna and soccer legend Pele - was invited to see the late King of Pop several times and had dinner with him before one of his entourage suggested she would make a good wife for the singer and a great mother to his kids.
Xuxa - whose real name is Maria da Graca Meneghel - told TV Globo's 'Fantastico' show: ''The entourage of Michael Jackson wanted him to marry, have children. They were looking for someone. I was working in Spain, they invited me to see his show several times.
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A natural-born driver, Senna was a soft-spoken, likeable young guy whose wealthy family backed his career from the start, indulging in his passion for go-karts. they also supported as he fought his way into Formula One and rapidly rose to fame due to his sheer talent. As he speaks, we see the importance of religion in his life, his deep desire to improve life for Brazil's children, and how he learned from mistakes as he earned three championship titles. He also boldly dismissed the politics of the sport and stood up to anything that was unfair.
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